Originally Posted by JamesDouglas
It was a great experience.
Competition bbq is definitely different than what I do on my own. I never use sauce on my Q...and refused to at the competition. However, everyone at competition does. And from what I can tell is expected.
Having never done a brisket before I got 3rd in the category. Didn't place in any other categories. But learned alot. So it was all great.
Made some new good friends.
My only suggestion is to have a team mate or 2. Most of the teams had three or 4 people. I was on my own. And not only did I have to focus on the competition I had to smoke 14 butts for vending for a friend's business.
By myself I had two 45min naps during 27 hours of smoking. Haha.
Just go in to have fun and an attitude to learn. It will be a great time.
Wow sounds like you had a blast James!
Were you competing as an amateur or a pro?? In Canada, or at least the South Eastern part, if you compete as amateur, you are typically given two racks of ribs and two whole chickens and must turn out 6 portions of each. Briskets and butts are reserved for the pros ;)
Nice work on the brisket...must be a nice feeling to have placed 3rd on your first comp...with a brisket nonetheless! LOL
You planning to keep on competing?