Why don't you enter a throwdown? Just Sayin.
When I look at the number of people associated with these forums, I am amazed at how few of my Brethren participate in the weekly Throwdowns. I am really curious why more of ya'll don't participate. I have competed in many a chili cook-off and BBQ events at the backyard, novice, level and found them to be very biased with respect to the judging. (Who knows who and the old boy network, etc.) These events were not cheap btw. I have spent upwards of $200.00 for chili ingredients alone. Only to be overlooked in the judging, when I know my final product was far superior.
I really like the BBQ Brethren format for the Throwdowns. I only have to make what I would already be making for myself for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. No need for giant pots to feed the masses or to box up for the judges. Granted, nobody can judge on taste, but to be completely honest, if my dish is off or tastes like chit I will tell you and I have done so.
Please tell me your thoughts, I am really, genuinely curious why there are not more participants in these fun weekly contests.
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