5:30 - 6:15 AM Arrive: River Front Park, South River Front Parkway, (Meat Inspection on arrival).
6:30 AM Cooks Meeting: Head cook from each team must attend.
7:00 AM Start Cooking:
12:00 Noon: Chicken Turn in +- 5 minutes, (turn in's will start at 11:55 and finish at 12:05 exactly).
1:00 PM: Ribs Turn in +- 5 minutes, (turn in's will start at 12:55 and finish at 1:05 exactly).
Judging will be completed by 1:30.
1:30 - 2:30 results will be scored.
2:30 Awards Ceremony.
The competition will be for Chicken and Ribs, you will need to enter samples for both to be considered for the reserve grand champion and grand champion awards.
Backyard cooks will need to supply their own pits, charcoal, wood, LPG gas, there will not be any electricity available
, but if you wish to cook in an electric pit you will need to supply your own electricity
. You will need to supply enough chicken and ribs to put at least 6 portions in the competition turn in box, your own rubs and sauces, tables, knives, tongs, a couple of wash tubs, water, dish soap, hand soap, disinfectant, fire extinguisher, meat thermometer.
Your chicken can be wings, breasts, thighs, drumsticks, (most teams cook thighs or drumsticks but it will be your choice of what you turn in), you will need to put at least 6 pieces in the box for the turn in, chicken can be whole pieces, slices, pulled or chopped!
Your ribs can be, loin or baby back, spare ribs, or St Louis style trimmed spare ribs, you will need to put at least 6 ribs, (with the bone in), in the box. Country style ribs are not allowed
There will be NO Garnish in the boxes, you will be supplied with the turn in boxes at the cooks meeting, and with foil squares, to put into the bottom of the Styrofoam boxes to help protect the box from your hot cooked meat.
There will be trophies for First, Second and Third in each category, (chicken and ribs), the Reserve Grand Champion and the Grand Champion, Reserve GC and Grand Champion, will be awarded to the best combined scores for the chicken and ribs category's.
Trophies will be awarded for:
Reserve Grand Champion
The entry fees will all go to support the activities of DADS, (Dads Appreciating Down syndrome), and UDSF, (Utah Down Syndrome Foundation), through out the year.
Further information will be made available as soon as we have it, the Utah BBQ Organization will be supporting and running the contest.
Teams that have cooked Pro-Division in the last 12 months will not be allowed to cook as Backyard cooks at this event.
A registration form will go up in the next week or so, if you are interested in cooking this Backyard competition, put your name on this thread, you may ask questions, and I will answer them as best I am able to.
We are looking for as many Backyard teams as are interested in cooking this one to come out and claim the inaugural Championship title for this event... there's only ever one, "first time out the box" title, so come on out with your best game and grab that title!
The UDS Building Class will take place on May 4th 2013.
Saturday 4th May.
Desert Magnolia BBQ & Catering
4066 South 1900 West
East side of 1900 West
on the North East corner of Building 5, West of the Gym.
The class will take you through turning a 55 gallon drum into a working bbq smoker, so you will need room in your car to take home your completed UDS.
The Ugly Drum Smoker is a simple to build but easy to use cooker, a number of teams that compete on the BBQ competition circuit, cook and win on them.
The class is $100.00 and along with learning how to make your own Ugly Drum Smoker, it will buy you the class, (& your drum, thermometer, grates, handles, and controls), you will also get a free entry to the next Backyard BBQ contest two weeks after the class on May 25th at Valley Fair Mall http://www.utahbbq.org/calendar.php?action=event&eid=69 (if you can't make that contest you can take a raincheck to another Backyard contest later in the year, 1 contest per UDS builder). So you will have a couple of weeks, (or more), to practice your chicken and ribs, and you will have a chance to see where your Backyard BBQ stands against friends and neighbors!
In order to get the largest number out to the class, you are asked to buy a single entry... you will learn enough to go on to build as many of them you want, but that way we can get 15 new smokers out there!