Peter, I use a squeeze bottles for both. I warm the glazes and apply a thin layer of glaze. I have them on plastic trays covered with foil for easy cleanup. After I apply the glaze, I tilt the tray about 45 degrees to allow any excess to run off.
I've seen ribs DQ'd due to a brush bristle in the glaze. And for IBCA/LSBS, appearance doesn't really matter. Remember, judges give 1 score 1-10.
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2 Large BGEs
(pimped out w/Thirdeye Eggcessories)-hatched 6/4/07 & 4/20/11
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Traeger 075-adopted 12/3/11 CL Score
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Weber Spirit 500 CL Score
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