Maybe we lost the edge for now Tim, but we will see. There are alot of contests left.
John, I'm sorry you were disappointed... But David is right.
Many of the teams (like myself), don't vend. We just don't have the staff to do it. Alot of your larger competitions bring in BBQ vendors (some of those are competitiors), and they have the equipment and help to vend. Usually I just vend my rubs, but I never have turned down anyone that schmoozed for a sample. Next contest, look me up..