There is no such thing as a "flavor profile" and KCBS issues no standards for taste. The current trend is toward sweet but, like everything, that can be overdone. BALANCE is the name of the game. Judges should look for an entry to have a pleasing combination of flavor provided by the meat and smoke, the rub and the sauce (and injection or mop if used). No one thing should dominate. Easy to say and very hard to do!
KCBS MCBJ & CTC
NOS American Made Traeger 075
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Grillin' and Smokin' like crazy for over 40 years :whoo:
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