Monthly Archives: March 2017

Barbecue and Brew Fest

Deer River BBQ & Brew Fest

Date:  July 15th 2017

Location: Deer River, MN.  Behind the Outpost Bar and Grill on Hwy 2.

Register Before May 1st and save!!!!

This unique Backyard event is put on by the Deer River Chamber of Commerce and gives you the opportunity to hone your skills on all four categories.  Ribs, Chicken, Pork & Brisket.  In addition, all burners will be able to take part in a crowd favorite chicken wing competition (FREE).  You will be able to show off your stuff and let the public sample your Q.  Live music and a Home Brew Completion!   Follow link for more details: BBQ & BREW

BBQ Cowboy

Heartland Days Amateur BBQ Contest

Dates:  June 23-24, 2017

Location:  Lewiston, MN

Heartland Days Amateur BBQ Contest

June 23-24, 2017

Heartland Days Fest Area Lewiston, MN

Blues Music Food vendors Amateur BBQ contest.

$60 registration fee includes 20×30’ space and  25 pounds of thawed pork butt

Schedule:

Friday:  6:00 am -2:00pm Contestants arrive and get set up. They prep, smoke, and cook their pork  butt all day and night. 5:00 pm  Cooks meeting 8:30 pm-12:30 am Blues Band-Announcement coming soon. 4:00-8:00 pm   Food vendors-open for spectators

Saturday: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Ends at 1:00 or when the food is gone. Judging-People’s Choice. Spectators can purchase voting tickets and  Taste the food offered by the contestants. Whoever gets the most tickets  wins.

11:00 am-2:00 pm Bridget Kelly Band 10:00 am-8:00 pm Food vendors-open for spectators

2:30 pm  Awards Ceremony for the BBQ Contest.  Winner gets 50% of the pot and a plaque Mayor’s Choice winner gets $60 and a certificate Organizers may choose to award more places depending on how the  ticket sales go that day.

Beginners and amateurs welcome! Contest organizers will be purchasing the MN event food license. Contestants do not need to be licensed. We will have a sanitarian on site to monitor for food safety rules.

For more information, contact Shawn Kennedy-Lee at skennedylee@hotmail.com or 507-3131908.

Old Settlers BBQ Bash

Old Settlers BBQ Bash

Date:  June 23, 2017

Location:  Barrett, MN

Rib cook-off to benefit the Barrett Fire Department Flames Auxiliary. $50 entry fee –  ribs are provided! $200 top prize!

Click HERE for the application.

Click HERE for the rules.

B Dale Club

B-Dale BBQ Contest

Date:  August 5, 2017

Location:  B-Dale Club, Roseville, MN

Annual rib cook-off and dinner with live music and great prizes!

Click HERE to view the flier.

Current TOY Rules

Calculated by totaling the top three actual contest scores achieved by a team for each category (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket, and Overall) for the year.

Proposed TOY Rules

Go from using a team’s actual scores to a point system based on the finishing place. Points would be given to every team, including last place. Further, bonus points would be given incrementally based on the number of teams at a given competition, up to 35 bonus points maximum.

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Meeting Notes 02/08/2017

Minnesota BBQ Society Board Meeting Minutes

Feb. 8, 2017

Broadway Pizza, West River Road, Minneapolis

In Attendance: Dick Dahlen, Stan Dobosenski, Dave Londeen, Lu Holter, John Scharffbillig, Don Bickford, Randy Appelgren, Claire Terrones, Dan Salzl

Guests: Chuck Anderson, Nora Gallagher,

Meeting was called to order at 6:04 pm

Motion by Stan, 2nd by Randy: to approve the December 2016 Minutes. Approved

Financial Report:

The Annual Banquet numbers were reviewed. We showed a small profit. This is due in large part to raffle ticket sales, and the fact that our raffle items were donated (not purchased) this year.

Membership: Mark Noordsy submitted a Jan. 2017 Membership Report for review, showing 217 members. His preliminary investigation into ClubExpress software will be forwarded to the incoming Treasurer.

Smokin’ with Smithfield: Lu brought forward information on a grant program being promoted by Smithfield, which provides funding to increase completion prize payouts. There is however an exclusivity clause for pork & ribs. The Board discussed our relationship with both Compart and the University of Minnesota, and determined that the Society should not enter into any contractual agreements which endanger those relationships.

Board Assignments:

The following open positions were filled with these Board members:

Treasurer: Lu Holter

Secretary: Claire Terrones

Membership: Dan Salzl

Newsletter and National BBQ News articles: Lu Holter

Community Outreach: Dick Dahlen

Annual Banquet: Claire Terrones/Randy Appelgren

Meat Masters Radio: John brought forward the request from Meat Masters Radio that the Society partner with the radio show for increased website traffic and public awareness. The Society will receive a portion of proceeds from advertising sales referred through the BBQ Society. Both websites will provide a link to the other. The Board agreed.

– Other radio and barbecue podcasts were discussed as a possible resource MBS could provide to its members.

MAMP: Stan and Randy are cooking for the event, Damon Holter will be speaking at the conference. John and Janelle Willard are cooking for the banquet.

Spring Training: April 8th-Construction at the University is done on the ground floor and basement, but there will be very little space outside for our event, due to remaining construction activities. John is reconfirming the registration cost with the U, and will get information to Chuck to post on the website. We will need volunteers to cook and serve at the event.

Minnesota in May: At this point we have 100 Judges, 8 teams signed up. Randy is heading up the pro contest, Dan is leading the Backyard event. A Contest meeting will be scheduled soon.

By-Laws: Dan and Beth Salzl will be reviewing the current Society By-Laws, and will return with recommendations for revisions.

Other Items:       

There have been requests for information on the website for how to get started in backyard BBQing. Stan and Lu will work on that. Stan introduced the idea of hosting a BBQ101, similar to what the Great Lakes BBQ Association has done. He is willing to work on that.

Judges’ Class: Dave is looking at March 11th. The location is still undetermined. More information will be forthcoming.

Next Meeting: March 8, 2017

Meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm

 

King Turkey Day Smokin' Gobbler Barbeque Cook off

King Turkey Day Smokin’ Gobbler Barbeque Cook-Off

Location: Worthington, MN

This contest will be held in downtown Worthington, MN at the intersection of 9th Street & 4th Avenue. Directions. A state championship contest that is held in conjunction with Worthington’s largest town festival, King Turkey Day. This community event features many activities for the whole family including, a 10K run & 5K walk, a turkey race, parade, outdoor movie, midway, beer garden and much more! This is a KCBS sanctioned event.

Contact Information:

King Turkey Day, Inc.
1121 Third Avenue, Worthington, MN 56187

507-372-2919
agoettig@frontier.com
www.kingturkeyday.net

Lazy Loon Brewing Co

Lazy Loon Rib Fest

Location: Norwood Young America, MN

Lazy Loon Rib Fest sponsored by Lazy Loon Brewing Company!
The location is at Lazy Loon Lanes, 305 East Wilson Street, Norwood Young America
Directions
Entry fee will be $125 which includes 8 racks.

For contest inquiries please contact Jonathan at 952-484-3417 or lueckj@yahoo.com