Welcome all....I am going to do my best to post my families 5th annual rib burn off for everyone. It all started by my mother wanting to do something for the family during mid summer. We decided to cook(smoke) ribs and have a bunch of friends/family over. After 5 years it has got huge now we have almost 9 contestants entering ribs into the competition. The judges are all friends and family that come to eat and drink and have fun. The entries are all numbered and anonymous. We always have fun and drink way more than normal people (although we are no were close to normal) should! I have won a couple of the years but the competition is getting very good! I will document my cook process and a few other contestants. The rules are simple. Must be ribs...... Your choice of type.... And you must make your own sauce, although sauce is not required for turn in. AND that's it...... So I hope you all enjoy this post, FYI I am a 13yr Army Vet who just loves the freedom of this country!!!!