In KCBS you can't serve sauce on the side it's a disqualification. I have judged meat both ways sauced and plain. A judge should be objective to all entries regardless of personal likes or dislikes. I personally don't care for sauce, because I think good Que doesn't need it. I don't mind sauce, but don't get carried away with it. I think if you sauce use it to complement your Que not to flavor it.
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