From what I understand about judging is that you need to do what the judges will like, not necessarily what is good, or what you like. There is also a wide discrepencey in judges scores. The FBA needs to do something about this IMHO. Hang in there guys and don't give up. Just figure out a way to beat the system.
Senior member of the Brethren
Weber Platinum Kettle, Weber OTS, Meco square grill, ECB, UDS, WSM, a camping grill, Blackstone flat top, The MOAB, and now the proud owner of a YS640, MOINK.
Pitman for Andy Groneman at the All Things BBQ cooking classes.
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Father of the Fatty (the name) 4/20/04 on the BBQ Brethren with inspiration from Brother parrothead.