Originally Posted by Outnumbered
Most of what I cook is edible now and I've ruined a lot of meat over the years. Does that qualify me?
I would say from personal experience that you're at very least WELL on your way if not already there, wherever there is....
Rare is a "pitmaster" that hasnt ruined more meat than he/she cares to think about...
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.