Monthly Archives: March 2018

Pitmaster BBQ Contest

3rd Annual Pitmasters BBQ Contest

Location:  Southbrook Golf Club, Annandale, MN

All proceeds from this contest goes to Annandale Youth First Program and Cardinal Cupboard.

This event is sponsored by many local businesses to help the local kids and their families.

Entry fee is $150 per team which includes 10 racks of ribs. Teams may start at anytime after 7:00 am  and turn in will be 4:00 pm. sharp.

For more information or a registration form contact Kyle at schmidtht@aol.com or leave a message at 320-980-1902

 

Traeger Meat Master BBQ Shop Class

LOCATION
ARROW ACE201 N Victory DrMankato, MN, 56001

This class is all about the meat. Featuring an all-star menu of juicy brisket, spatchcocked chicken, pulled pork and steak, and even a Tito’s vodka smoked lemonade, you’ll learn a variety of techniques to tackle them all. Bring your BBQ questions take home some serious skills to earn you the title of Meat Master. This Class will be taught by legendary BBQ Queen, Danielle Bennett. Danielle knocks the BBQ competition out cold. She’s the host of BBQ Crawl, author of her own cookbook, Diva Q’s Barbecue, and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and Canada. Diva is famous for her smoked bacon and wood-fired desserts and she dishes out priceless advice in her Traeger Shop Class.

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Traeger Barbecue Classics Shop Class

LOCATION
ARROW ACE201 N Victory DrMankato, MN, 56001

It’s hard to beat the classics, so this class will show you how to do them even better. From St. Louis-style ribs, pizza and steak, to dessert and even a Tito’s vodka smoked lemonade, you’ll blow away your guests with your smokin’ new skills. This Class will be taught by legendary BBQ Queen, Danielle Bennett. Danielle knocks the BBQ competition out cold. She’s the host of BBQ Crawl, author of her own cookbook, Diva Q’s Barbecue, and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and Canada. Diva is famous for her smoked bacon and wood-fired desserts and she dishes out priceless advice in her Traeger Shop Class.

Register Here (search for Minnesota classes)

Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes 02-21-2018

Minnesota BBQ Society Board Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2018

Broadway Pizza, Maple Grove, MN

 

In Attendance: John Scharffbillig, Stan Dobosenski, Dan Salzl, Dick Dahlen, Jeremy Dockendorf, Nate Berg, Aaron Bourdage, Claire Terrones

Guests: Dave Londeen, Randy Applegren, Chuck Anderson

Meeting was called to order at 6:09 pm.

Minutes: tabled till next meeting.

Membership:

  • Dan submitted that we have 213 members in good standing at this time. 40 Families and 173 individuals.
  • 55% of members have a team name.

Judges Class

  • Saturday March 10th
  • 48 people planned. 33 registered as of today.
  • Old Southern cooking for the class. Randy will pick up from OS Saturday 9:30am. Due to UofM

ACTION: Need 6-7 people to be table captains.

Positions

  • Vice President – vacancy. Dick nominated by Dan. Approved Unanimously. 6 yr term
  • Secretary – Claire reconfirmed for 2018.
  • Treasurer – Need to transition from Dave L.
    • Dave Londeen volunteered to continue as Treasurer.

ACTION: need to update bylaws. Beth & Dan offered to help, revisit in March mtg.

Team of Year

  • Follow same rules as last year. Announcement of points can move forward.
  • Discussion: more communication/buzz desired throughout comp season. Some teams request that trophy/banner beyond 1st Other prizes: Rookies? Backyard?
  • Backyard Program for 2018 – discussed what other societies currently have for backyard program. Should we create our own system or use KCBS. What are the qualifies for an event? Prize and TOY award options.

 

Motion: Identify 2 backyard MN contests, test a scoring system that is similar to the current system (TBD by BOD & TOY chair), award a prize, must be a society member – Jeremy motion. Stan 2nd. Approved – unanimous.

ACTION: Bring ideas for prize layout to next meeting.

Spring Training:

  • The date is April 14, 2018. 50% of the registration is filled.
  • Meathead is booked as speaker. Arranged dinner for Meathead with Dave Anderson on April 13. Cooked meats are all arranged.
  • Almost all new vendors this year. Space will be tight in the lobby due to UofM arrangements.
  • Rate for Spring Training was increased this year for non-members, this will auto enroll them as a member of MN BBQ Society when they sign up for the class.

ACTION: Need help from the board with volunteers for food serving; Contact John.

MN Association of Meat Producers

  • Lu & Damon will be there to do a presentation on behalf of the Society.

Minnesota in May

  • 7 Backyard Teams/ 14 Pro teams registered. Maximum registration was set to 24 Backyard / 72 Pro teams.
  • Randy had fruit donated for the breakfast.
  • Steak for Friday night steak cookoff is at cost $7.49/lb
  • Payout of Winnings. Discussion: what’s the correct amount & how far to spread the winnings. Table decision till next meeting.

ACTION: Dave Londeen to email out different payout scenarios to Board for review.

Website– $50 spent so far promoting Spring Training. Chuck would like to spend more & needs ideas to sell/advertise the class.

Other:

  • Need to create a recognition program for Judges at the annual banquet. Tabled discussion for next meeting
  • Laurie Rock n Ribs Event in La Crosse emailed to request her event be considered in the MN TOY points race. Board discussed the request. Motion: Include Rock N Ribs in 2018 TOY race. Vote 2-5 does not pass. Favor: Jeremy & Aaron. Against:  Dan, Dick, Nate, John & Claire.

 

Upcoming Events to Plan For:

Board Meeting – March date TBD

Judge’s Class – March 10th

Spring Training – April 14th

Minnesota in May – May 12th

 

 

Motion to adjourn the meeting.

Meeting adjourned 7:50 pm.

Docfather BBQ, Competition Rib Class

Learn from an area professional pitmaster how to smoke the gold standard of BBQ award-winning pork ribs. Step by step, from selection to prepping to smoking, you’ll learn how to make tender, tasty ribs. You will leave with not-so-secret recipes so you can be the one of the best rib cooks on the block. Q and A time about equipment, meat, seasoning and sauces will be provided during class. All supplies and meat provided. Bring to class: appetite for sampling.

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