Sparta-Q Rib Cookoff in San Jose CA

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Sparta-Q Rib Cookoff in San Jose CA

Post by CaliforniaSmoke » October 7th, 2015, 9:46 pm

Hi Guys,

There is a rib competition in San Jose on Oct 31. Is anyone from here going? Competing?

I'd like to try entering, but I don't have all of the gear I need (tent, tables, coolers, water supply sugs, etc), but mostly I don't have enough space on my current cooker to do enough ribs. They want teams to do at least 5 racks, 12 racks preferably.

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Re: Sparta-Q Rib Cookoff in San Jose CA

Post by cyberstrategist » October 19th, 2015, 10:40 am

Yeah, that's one of the main reasons I purchased a larger smoker. Once I had the water pan on my old one, there wasn't enough room in the cook chamber without being creative. The smoker I have now works well for getting everything on that I need for most any competition. My goal is to scale up to catering for about 150 people and continue to scale until I can open a BBQ joint of my own. I'll take it one day at a time.

There are places that rent smokers if you need to. I'm not sure if they are available where you are but it may be worthwhile until you can make the jump to the next size up.


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