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BBQ Contests (AR and in general)

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BBQ Contests (AR and in general)

squirrel | Oct 5, 2004 01:13 PM

Well, another ARBBQ has come and gone. Some successes, some not-so-much. I know Z and Chilihead were competing. Anyone else out there?

I always get philosophical about the futility of trying to please any six palates on any given day. I never have expectations so am never disappointed, but I note that this year Paul Kirk (a/k/a "The Baron of BBQ...author of several books, teacher, multi-year winner at several big contests) finished only a couple of places above the aforementioned frequent posters. Some of the other perennial favorites didn't do much better.

Since there is not a formula and not all that many rules, who is to say? I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has been through judges training. There isn't any feedback mechanism, as far as I know, so I'm always anxious to get input from others.

CH monitor...let me know if this should be elsewhere, since it's not *really* geographically specific.

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