Rule question

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by jimf, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. jimf

    jimf Meat Mopper

    Does the KCBS allow propane grills?  I ask because some people like to finish their ribs on the grill for the final hour to give the outside a crispier edge.  Is this allowed in competitions?
     
  2. Nope. No cooker using anything but charcoal, wood, or pellets (wood products) allowed. If teams "finish" on a grill it's a charcoal or wood fired grill. Actually, "grilling" is not permitted by the rules though many, many teams finish by grilling. [​IMG]
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  4. jimf

    jimf Meat Mopper

  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  6. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The way I read it is that you can use no means of cooking other than wood or charcoal. But it doesn't hurt to contact them and ask.
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I didn't think you could use a propane fired anything in KCBS comps to prepare your entry in anyway. There are some KCBS members on the site I'm sure one will be along to answer soon
     
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    He must have missed it in the rules about gas is not allowed..

    Rule number 6...  It's right there in the rules URL I posted ...really...

    6) Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. Gas and

    electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or

    holding.  
     
  9. You can use propane (for example) to START your fire, but once you begin cooking nothing but charcoal and wood (pellets are wood).
     
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Yup...yup!!

    Here it is in its entirety:

    6) Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. Gas and

    electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or

    holding. Propane or electric is permitted as fire starters,

    provided that the competition meat is not in/on the cooking

    device. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, or forced

    draft are permitted. No open pits or holes are permitted,

    except at the election of the contest organizer. Fires shall not

    be built on the ground.  
     
  11. I apologize for the mis-information about "grilling". I'm showing my age! A few years ago there was a specific line item addressing "grilling".

    Anyway to answer this particular question:

    CAUSES FOR DISQUALIFICATION & EVICTION of a team, its

    members and/or guests: A cook team is responsible jointly

    and severally for its head cook, its team members and its

    guests.

    a. Excessive use of alcoholic beverages or public

    intoxication with a disturbance.  

    b. Serving alcoholic beverages to the general public.

    c. Use of illegal controlled substances.

    d. Foul, abusive, or unacceptable language or any

    language causing a disturbance.

    e. Excessive noise, including but not limited to that

    generated from speakers, such as radios, CD players,

    TVs, public address systems or amplifying equipment,

    will not be allowed during quiet time, designated to

    start at 11:00 p.m. on contest nights and will last until

    7:00 a.m. unless otherwise determined by the event.

    f. Fighting and/or disorderly conduct.

    g. Theft, dishonesty, cheating, use of prohibited meats,

    or any act involving moral turpitude.

    h. Use of gas or other auxiliary heat sources inside the

    cooking device.

    i.    Violation of any of the KCBS Cook’s Rules above, save

    and except #9 – 13.  

    and General Rule #6:

    6) Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. Gas and

    electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or

    holding. Propane or electric is permitted as fire starters,

    provided that the competition meat is not in/on the cooking

    device. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, or forced

    draft are permitted. No open pits or holes are permitted,

    except at the election of the contest organizer. Fires shall not

    be built on the ground.
     
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    And there ya have it!!!

    Think that pony is dead yet???

    hahahhahhahahhahahhahahahahhaa

    [​IMG]

      Have a great day!!

      Craig
     

  13. The question comes up more often than you'd think. I was a KCBS and FBA judge for several years as well as a competitor.

    Other associations allow electric and gas. The NBBQ News Best of the Best allows any heat source. You just have to declare what source you are using for the specific category.
     

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