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Proposed Rule Changes - Rule 6

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July 14, 2017

Motion for the BOD - I move that KCBS BOD discuss changing Rule #6 concerning fuel source.

Motion was changed to a reading and was approved by a majority of the board to be voted on at the August KCBS BOD meeting.

Current rule - Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. Gas and electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or holding. Propane or electric is permitted as fire starters, provided that the competition meat is not in/on the cooking device. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, or forced draft are permitted. No open pits or holes are permitted, except at the election of the contest organizer. Fires shall not be built on the ground. 

Proposed rule - Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets, charcoal or propane/LP gas. Any propane gas tanks must be equipped with a OPD, overfill protection device and a fuel regulator must be installed between the tank and the cooking device. Electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or holding. Electric is permitted as fire starters, provided that the competition meat is not in/on the cooking device. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, or forced draft are permitted. No open pits or holes are permitted, except at the election of the contest organizer. Fires shall not be built on the ground.  

This should be a board decision and not a committee decision. Should the board approve, it should/can go to committee to clean up wording (agreed that motion is worded correctly and would not need to be sent to committee). By allowing LP Gas, this will open up more opportunity for the ancillary categories to have more involvement by true “backyard” teams. This will also open up the opportunity for sponsorship opportunities to both KCBS and organizers. This was discussed in the membership committee and major concern was safety. By requiring safety devices, this should lessen concerns.

Comments should be directed to bod@kcbs.us 

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