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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by joed617, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi folks .. I been honored to judge in a bbq in Mashpee MA. next weekend .. Things have been hectic for me as some of you know. I'm kinda shocked that I would be asked .. what do I know :) Anyway .. just keeping you all posted because I haven't been Q'ing for a few weeks and looks like this weekend I'm going to do some pulled pork and ribs .. So it will be a relaxing weekend..

  2. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dutch, My mind is marshmello I thought I placed this in general discussion. .. could you move this?


  3. gypc

    gypc Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Joe that's quite an honor to be a judge bro...........not only that but your in for some good eatin. The only thing ya gotta remember is don't eat to much to fast. 8) We cook low and slow, now ya gotta eat slow on the go :D
  4. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Need a little help on the tasting end, Joe? I could be there in a few hours! All kidding aside, I join gypc in congratulating you for being asked to be a judge!

  5. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hiya Gypc and Mr Monty,
    Should prove to be interesting .. it's going to be next weekend in Mashpee MA .. I'll try not to make a pig og myself .. :) It's also a business trip.. they have a smoker thier I want to check out .. it's a demo and was offered to me at a lower cost .. I'll take my time and enjoy the Q.

  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Enjoy yourself, relax and have fun!

  7. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Joe, congrats on the honors of being asked to judge. You know Que, so it's going to be kind of hard not to compare it to what you do or would do. Keep in mind these four things-

    1, Does it look good?

    2, Does it taste good?

    3, How was the presentation?

    and importantly,

    4, Would you eat it again?

    Since your going on a business trip, remember that food and lodging is a business expense and is tax deductible. Of course what you do with your "down" time you'll have to clear with the Boss, er um, I mean the wife if she isn't going with you. :mrgreen:
  8. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Dutch, We been busy. Been going out to eat alot lately to size up the other bbq joints in the area, seeing what they have to offer and you are right, It's all tax deductable.. can ya beat that.. going out for Q and deducting it from your tax bill at the end of the year. :) It will be an experience judging.. thanks for the tips .. To be honest.. I enjoy eating more at home than going out. But I do enjoy being waited on:)

  9. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi folks, The weekend is over and not only was I judging but the wife as well .. It was a KCBS sactioned 3rd annual event on Cape Cod. We met alot of nice folks. The event was closed to the public so thier wasn't many people wondering around. I would have reported this lastnight but I was way too full of BBQ.. <I did take small bites to get a good taste but still was way too stuffed> Started out with chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and then fish. 6 entree's in each catagory.. and I tasted it all.. The wife was at a differnt table judging <spouces, and family members or coulpes couldn't judge at the same table. It was an experience, If you ever get a chance to be a judge at one of these events I recommed you do so. I got to try alot of BBQ, some good, some not so good and you get to some cool folks who are seriously into Q'ing..

    PS: Dutch the score card was 1 thru 9 and you start them out at a 6 then you either go up or down. It went on apperance, taste and tenderness.. We didn't stick around for the awards, it was raining in the afternoon and very chilly..

  10. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Sounds like great experience Joe. If nothing else I think it would cool to get to check out all the different styles and variations turned in.
  11. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Chad, It was a cool experience.. I drank lots of water and ate lots of saltines inbetween the tasting .. Lots of differnt taste and textures .. some I liked .. some I didn't .. but it was fun.. I'd do it again .. :)

  12. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Joe!
    Real happy to hear that you and the missus had a great time judging the Q! Someday soon folks will be judging your talents on a regular basis!

  13. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Monty, Hope you are well, been busy here.. we put an offer in to buy the business and will be at the brokers tomorrow evening hammering out the deal. The BBQ judging went well... it was sactioned by the KCBS and we met some nice folks... I have a box of bbq leftover from judging .. It was an experience ... <the missus said my Q is better> but, I expect that from her.. we'll be going over numbers again tonight and again and again .. crunching away ... and more crunching .. I'll keep ya posted..