> ... so I agreed to also move to pro. Now instead of cooking just ribs and pork I also need to do chicken and brisket.
As an FYI, you dont have to. You can do just ribs and pork if you wish. The only requirement is that you'll need to compete in all 4 to have a chance at Grand Champion. Otherwise, compete only in those you desire.
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.