Everyone on this site is striving to learn on how to cook better BBQ and if you are cooking comps, trying to learn a tip or technique that might earn them just a half a point...I have lost thousands ending up 3rd or 4th by a slime portion of a point, that why the practice to get that better score.
For me even while cooking only for myself, I strive to have a tasty dish. A couple years ago on a Sunday, fighting last nights Tequela party, I did a half dozen chicken halve and i was toooo hung over to spend the time triming chicken...and it was the worst chicken I made, tasting all that fat and crap that should have been trimned...
The bottom line is use these ideas, some will work and most will not, but the ones that will work for you will yield better results, for yourself, your friends and hopefully the judges...who are those dang judges anyhow???
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