Well that was a borderline disaster! We were mid pack last year this year we finished in the bottom 10 in everything but brisket. It finished 16. My team cap did the ribs and they were all around the best I ever had. Chicken had skin issues but tasted good. The pork was ok. We tried wrapping and cooking a part of the butts that cut out looked lika a mini loin. It looked good and tasted good. I cooked the brisket. In my opinion it was slightly overcooked, kinda too tender. I made burnt ends for the box and having never made or eaten them before I thought they were good but way sweet. They liked something about it. The brisket worst scores were presentation.
Had a great time but a lot of money and ton of effort for not much in the end. Sure was envious of the pellet cookers, would have been nice to sleep. Those guys put in their briskest, went to bed and didn't see me till 6am. I propped myself up on the smoker shelf so I wouldn't fall asleep and loose the temp.
Did I mention I had fun? Kinda disappointing to slip back so far from last year.
Well that was a borderline disaster! We were mid pack last year this year we finished in the bottom 10 in everything but brisket. It finished 16.
This is what happens when you subject your cooking skills to the entirely random tastes and opinions of "judges" who took a 8 hour class to become a professional bbq critic. I've never understood the comp circuit to be honest. Everyones taste is about as unique as their dna. Who's to judge??
Too much time and way too much money that can be spent doing better things imo
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