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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby BigDave » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:53 am

Went to Meridian many moons ago. Been there done that. Scratched off the bucket list. No need to go again. Might be good payouts but they could be a whole lot better with the "Cookers Cash" that is generated. Too many other great cooks to attend without the drama IMHO. :deadhorse: :deadhorse:
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby JMoney7269 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:10 am

BigDave wrote:Went to Meridian many moons ago. Been there done that. Scratched off the bucket list. No need to go again. Might be good payouts but they could be a whole lot better with the "Cookers Cash" that is generated. Too many other great cooks to attend without the drama IMHO. :deadhorse: :deadhorse:

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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Meridian is on my bucket list and will stay there for a bit. It is a long haul for Bahama Mama to make which is why I decided against going to the Royal this year, bottom line the funds are not there.
I am fixing to start on a smaller cooker, one that will allow me to make longer runs and be able to meet more folks.
I do wish all the forum members making the trip to Meridian Good Luck.

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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby JMoney7269 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:48 pm

Good luck to you KAM! Hope to meet you there and BS a little.
Those that imply that meridian is a crapshoot, they should try kcbs cookoffs , they are worse. Gimme a box of meat and let's get to judging. Nothing else belongs in the box. IMO any Cookoff over 60 teams , the quality control goes way down and the odds go way up for "accidental cookers". But all said and done we/those that are fortunate enough to compete in BBQ contests, life is good no matter what! :goof:
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby Jeffco » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:44 pm

I'm still deciding whether to make the trip or not. I have a local cook-off that is much closer that i was planning on going to before i got this invitation. I went to the Royal last year and had fun, but decided not to make the trip back this year. Its about a 5 hr drive for me to make the haul up to Meridian.
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:31 am

JMoney7269 wrote:Good luck to you KAM! Hope to meet you there and BS a little.
Those that imply that meridian is a crapshoot, they should try kcbs cookoffs , they are worse. Gimme a box of meat and let's get to judging. Nothing else belongs in the box. IMO any Cookoff over 60 teams , the quality control goes way down and the odds go way up for "accidental cookers". But all said and done we/those that are fortunate enough to compete in BBQ contests, life is good no matter what! :goof:

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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby B&K Smokers » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:33 am

ok so I am going for first year and figured some of you vets could help me out.

1. I hear you need to arrive Thursday night and get in line for a good spot? If so how early? Do you just sleep out in line that night?

2. Port o Cans? Do they provide? I didnt see anything about them in my packet?

3. Any other must knows for a newbie?
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby Pony Express » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:38 pm

B&K Smokers wrote:ok so I am going for first year and figured some of you vets could help me out.

1. I hear you need to arrive Thursday night and get in line for a good spot? If so how early? Do you just sleep out in line that night?

2. Port o Cans? Do they provide? I didnt see anything about them in my packet?

3. Any other must knows for a newbie?




You do not need to arrive Thursday Night. I have arrived at 8am on Friday all 3 years that I have gone and am always 50-58 in line.

This is the best run cook off I have ever been to, Lots of porta potties and they are cleaned several times a day.

Ice is brought around all day long.

Trash cans are never far away and are emptied 3 to 4 times a day

The spaces are very roomy.

They do not take checks on arrival. Cash or cc only

Water is readily avalable

It can and has gotten very cold. Be prepared for hot as well, and rain.

Very flat, grassy spaces.

I look forward to this cook off every year.
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby B&K Smokers » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:34 am

Pony Express wrote:
B&K Smokers wrote:ok so I am going for first year and figured some of you vets could help me out.

1. I hear you need to arrive Thursday night and get in line for a good spot? If so how early? Do you just sleep out in line that night?

2. Port o Cans? Do they provide? I didnt see anything about them in my packet?

3. Any other must knows for a newbie?




You do not need to arrive Thursday Night. I have arrived at 8am on Friday all 3 years that I have gone and am always 50-58 in line.

This is the best run cook off I have ever been to, Lots of porta potties and they are cleaned several times a day.

Ice is brought around all day long.

Trash cans are never far away and are emptied 3 to 4 times a day

The spaces are very roomy.

They do not take checks on arrival. Cash or cc only

Water is readily avalable

It can and has gotten very cold. Be prepared for hot as well, and rain.

Very flat, grassy spaces.

I look forward to this cook off every year.



Thanks for the information! Hope to run into you there.
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby Cannonball Express » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:46 am

WOW... All caught up... Cannonball Express will be there. I look forward to meeting you guys and to seeing the ones I have already met!
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby limey » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:26 am

Congrats again on the Cranfills Gap 1st place brisket :salut: , still waiting for my invite and hope to see ya'll out there.
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Re: Meridian 2014

Postby Cannonball Express » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:46 am

limey wrote:Congrats again on the Cranfills Gap 1st place brisket :salut: , still waiting for my invite and hope to see ya'll out there.


Thank you sir!! I apperciate it! See you there brother! and thanks again for the tips on my chicken! As soon as i get back from NY I am going to practice practice practice!!!
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