This is the first time I've been back over here in a while. Overall it was an awesome experience and I had a great time. We had 11 teams entered, and overall we finished 4th. We would have been on the podium, but one judge completely railed on us. Our average score out of 10 was around a 7, but that one judge threw in a ton of 2's. We went with a sweet and spicy rib, and evidently that judge didnt like spicy.
We learned a valuable lesson for next year. Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet. The winning team doused about half a gallon of honey on the ribs (4 racks), which was much more than any of the rest of us.
We did win best sauce though, which was pretty exciting. We experimented for months trying to find the best sauce, and couldnt find anything we liked. The morning of the competition, my fiance called to say she had developed the perfect sauce on a whim that morning. When she brought it out, it was amazing. Sweet, with a spicy and tangy followthrough. Everyone who tried it loved it, and offered to buy it by the gallon. Below is a picture of the trophy we were presented.