Did my first competition last month, got ninth place in ribs. I'm happy with that. Now a local brewery decided to have a competition for pork butt. They never had one before, they were informed pork butt can't be smoked in their allotted time. Now it's cook at home and bring in a crock pot of pulled pork, judging is peoples choice. $25 gets you in as a judge and a lot of beer, so we'll see what sort of shape the judges will be in. Doing mine in my Camp Chef pellet grill, working on a Carolina vinegar sauce for judges to apply. Will also offer Sweet Baby Rays sauce, since we're a long way from either Carolina.