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Cookoff checklist
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Cookoff checklist
Trying to come up with a solid checklist of things to take to be as prepared as possible for a cookoff.

Using the following from the article "Your First Cookoff: How to Make the Jump From Backyard to Competition" By Elizabeth Lumpkin, what all would you folks add to this?

I'd like to publish this as a checklist PDF or something on our website, and
your input would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Basic Cookoff Pack List

* Aluminum Pans
* Aprons
* Ash Bucket
* Aspirin
* Awning/Tent
* Band-Aids
* Barbeque Rub
* Barbeque Sauce
* Batteries
* Bedding
* Beer
* Bleach
* Briskets
* Brushes, sauce
* Burn Cream
* Butter
* Cel Phone
* Charcoal
* Charcoal Chimneys
* Chicken
* Clothing
* Cups, plastic
* Dish Pans
* Dishrags
* Dishsoap
* Duct Tape
* Dust Masks, disposable
* Fire Extinguisher
* Fireman's Rubber Gloves
* First Aid Kit
* Flashlight
* Foil
* Food for meals
* Hot Pads
* Ice
* Ice Chests
* Insect Repellent
* Juice
* Kitchen Disinfecting Wipes
* Knives
* Lawn Chairs
* Lettuce
* Lighter
* Marinade
* Matches
* Measuring Cups
* Measuring Spoons
* Newspaper
* Oven Mitts
* Pam
* Paper Towels
* Parsley
* Plastic forks
* Plates, plastic disposable
* Pork Butts
* Pots and Pans
* Propane stove
* Rain Coats
* Ribs
* Rubber gloves
* Saran Wrap
* Sauce Pans
* Shoes
* Shovel
* Smoker
* Soap
* Soda Pop
* Spatulas
* Spoons
* Spray Cleaner
* Sun Screen
* Sunglasses
* Tablecloth, plastic
* Thermometers
* Tire Gauge
* Tongs
* Tools
* Toothpicks
* Towels
* Trash Bags
* T-Towels
* Water
* Widebrim Hats
* Wood
* Work Table
* Zip-Loc Bags

-joe

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09-04-2006 09:40 AM
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Paul Kirk's Competition Checklist
This is what Paul Kirk brings to a cookoff:

For cooking:
Cookers
Charcoal Chimney
Newspaper
Matches
Weber White Cubes
Blowtorch (for starting fire in really bad weather)
Lump Charcoal
Hardwood Logs, Sticks and Chunks
Heat-Resistant Gloves
Leather Welding Gloves
Long-handled fork spatula, grill spatula
Pots and Pans
Meat Thermometers
Dish mope for mopping food
Plastic Spary Bottles for basting
Brushes for slathering
His taklebox
Ice
150 Quart ice chest (with meats for competition wrapped in plastic and put in ice)
Plug in electric lights
Spatulas, spoons, measuring cups & spoons
All the food for competition
Flavor box filled with spices, rubs, seasonings, vinegars, sweetners, etc.
Lettuce, parsley, sauce ot whatever garnish is allowed
Large rolls of plastic wrap and aluminum foil
Paper towels
Ziplock bags
Cloth kitchen towels
4"deep disposable aluminum pans
Sauces, marinades, rubs, etc. carried in big PLASTIC bottles
Cutting boards

For cleanup:
Dishwashing liquid
Bleach (put one capful of bleach into 1 gallon of water to sanitize the cutting boards and your work areas)
Water (Check to see whether water is available at the site before hand)
4"deep disposable aluminum pans
Dishrags
Paper Towels
Kitchen disinfecting wipes
Spray cleaner
Industrial strength spray degreaser
Heavy duty trash bags
Shovel (for taking the ashes and leftover charcoal out of the pit)
Metal ash bucket.

I took this from "Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue" cookbook.

-joe

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09-04-2006 11:52 AM
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Food Items

Briskets
Chicken
Pork butts
Ribs
Meat for special categories
Rubs
Sauce
Marinades/brines
Juice
Mustard
Butter
Sugar
Spices
Non stick spray
cooking oil
Lettuce
Parsley
Ice
Soda
Beer
Booze
Snacks

Tools

Pots
Pans
Rub Shakers
Spray bottles
Sauce and basting brushes
Cutting boards
Knives
Knife sharpener
Meat thermometers
Scissors
Tweezers
Tongs
Spatulas
Aprons
Pot holders
Gloves, latex or rubber
Camp stove
Propane bottles

Cleaning Supplies

Wet wipes
Bleach
Tubs for dish washing
Water containers
Dish cloth
Sponge
Scrubing Brush
Dish soap

Non-food Items

Coolers
Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap
Paper towels
Ziploc bags (gallon size)
Aluminum pans
Paper plates
Plastic Utensils
Plastic cups
Canopy
Chairs
Tables
Table covers
Bungee cords
Banners/Signs
Tarps
Pillows
Sleeping bag
Camp cot
extra clothes
Flashlights (& batteries)
Lantern
Entry form
Turn in times
Cooking Schedule
Maps
Directions
Cell Phone
First Aid Kit
Tool Box
Radio
Boom Box
CD's
Extension cords
Books
Duct Tape
Rope
Buckets
Trash bags
Generator
Gasoline

Cookers and Parts

Cookers
Grills
Fire grates
Water pans
Thermometers
Fire starters
Lighter/Matches
Chimney
Fuel (charcoal, wood )
Covers
Welders gloves
Spare cooker parts

-joe

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Re: Cookoff checklist
Dang, I thought if I just showed up with a good appetite things would be fine...

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Re: Cookoff checklist
Damn Joe ! I thought I had alot of baggage at the comps! Maybe I just bring to much Green and Gold stuff Smile


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Re: Cookoff checklist
Ok! all those items are very important, but as I started out a few years ago, I would put everything into those deep plastic containers, rather than dig for everything, now I have the stackable units with drawers, with each drawer labled. You can find them at Wallmart

Just a thought

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Re: Cookoff checklist
Joe thats a pretty good list.
One thing I like to bring to the comp is a set of spot lights. I purchased them at harber freight. Its a set of lamps on top of a tri pod that you can extend up in the air about 6 feet. It's realy nice for that late night cooking. The guys at rock and ribs last year that cooked by me seemed to like them as well. Big Grin
04-26-2007 07:38 PM
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Re: Cookoff checklist
Mine is below. Using the Smokin' Guns checklist as a starting point, I developed this one to cover both the "I have it" (H column) and "I've loaded it" (L column) dimensions that I found missing from other checklists. I use it for both shopping/locating and for loading.

Checklist

John
04-26-2007 11:03 PM
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