Good post, I went to a cook off a couple years ago.. Have you guys had it before? its way over the top for me, way to sweet or way to spicey, or way to salty or way to much vinegar or way to much of this and that and this and that didn't go to good together lol... just give me some good home style Que and im good to go... any good coach will tell you, when your struggling, go back to the basics ... now we have them listed 1 through 10
I agree with your "way over the top" comment. I don't like my BBQ too sweet or too salty and that seems to be the "norm" for some styles of que. Personally I like to go "old school"....... bbq where you can actually taste the meat . In watching some of these bbq shows it make the hair on the back of my neck stand up when I see just how much brown sugar is put on the meat YIKES!!! makes my teeth hurt lol...I am learning new stuff every time I smoke something - that's what I love about this smoking adventure we're all on :-)
We are going to a bbq competition this weekend - it's my first one. Can't wait to see how the Pitmaster's do their thing and sample some que.....