Originally Posted by jminion
Not only are the judges told smokering is not to be considered but so are the cooks. When the judges do consider smokering it puts cooks in a tough situation.
As a cook I want to be judged within the rules, just a fair shot. I also understand judges will give smokering points, so I best have it there but it makes the competing harder.
Jim, that's what I thought too. That the smoke ring didn't matter. But listening to other judges, including a couple at our table, the smoke ring was highly prized.