The only exception that I will make on the morning of turn ins if while walking thru the pit areas to get to the judging area is if anyone says good morning to myself or my wife. I will usually reply "good morning and good luck" and keep walking. Its comes down to manners, will I go into the pits nope I save that for when the judging is over with. I have seen judges walk by and ignore the cookers or just plain put thier hands up to stop the conversation.
Pit Master Team Squeel Appeal
Graduate Carolina Pit Masters Academy
Master Judge South Carolina BBQ Association
1 Weber 22 1/2 " WSM
2 Weber 18 1/2~ WSM`S
1 -55 gallon steel drum smoker with side firebox