What he said......I've never been to M-N-May, But the comps i have been to i can say that (me personally) What i give out for peoples choice and what i put in a "turn in" box is nowhere near the same product!
Like ECTO1, I have camped next to world champs and have learned more from chatting with them than any book you can buy.
The only way you will learn or taste what the pros are doing is to put up some $$$ and hang out with them for a weekend.
Everyone i've ever met at a comp is very friendly, and like us, They love to talk Q
Originally Posted by ECTO1
I have yet to go to a comp where i did not learn something new. I love to go even when I am not competing. A real good hint is to go on Friday night when most of the teams are setting up and having a good time you will be suprised how nice everyone is. I have been next to world champion bbq winners that will talk your ear off and give you advice from here to Timbucktu. Now Saturdays are a lot more serious and some teams will only talk to friends in the morning general rule is after the meat has been turned in for tasting it all goes back to normal. It is a blast usually lots of music good times and some amazing pits to look at.