BBQ Contestant FAQ/Tips
What should you bring?
While not everyone will need all of the following items, the list below may be helpful.
- Smoker(s) (Note: It’s not the size of the smoker that counts, just the taste of the meat!)
- Rubs, sauces, seasonings or marinades
- Charcoal, wood, propane (if gas)
- Kitchen utensils including knives, spoons, brushes
- Electric knife for making precise cuts in meat
- Hot pads, oven mitts, etc.
- Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
- Soap and water container (cold water will be available)
- Paper towels/dish rags
- Disposable gloves
- Work table(s)/portable kitchen counter
- Food and beverages to keep you sustained
- Lawn chairs
- Awning/portable shelter (Please bring sandbags for weights; no stakes allowed.)
- Cooler(s) for your own food and for the uncooked meat and also the cooked meat that is resting
- Ice (one bag will be provided with the meat, any other ice needed can be purchased at the marina)
- Lettuce and/or parsley (if you plan to spruce up your boxes)
- Ash bucket and shovel/scoop
- First aid kit – Bandaids, gauze, tape, aspirin, scissors
- Sunscreen and insect repellant
- Cups and bowls
- Fire extinguisher
- Measuring cups/spoons (unless your rub is premixed)
- Paper (for lighting the charcoal, etc.)
- Plates, plastic forks, etc. for eating your food
- Waste basket/trash bags
- Rain coat
- Propane stove (for heating water, cooking beans, coffee, etc.)
- Sunglasses/wide brim hats
- Zip lock bags
- Thermometers to check smoker temperature and also meat temperatures
Guests to the BBQ Cook-Off can enjoy tasting Lena Brewing Company craft beers from 11 am – 2 pm.
Pulled pork, chips and beverages will be available at the cook-off from 11 am – 6 pm.
BBQ cook-off tastings will be available from 4 – 6:30 pm for $2 each.