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Old 06-27-2013, 04:59 PM   #8
Lake Dogs
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Join Date: 07-14-09
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starter cubes? newspaper does great, fyi.

bbq gloves as said above. also, do not rely on the external mounted thermometer. when we talk about cooking temperature, we're talking about the cooking surface temperature. A $5 oven thermometer goes a long way (sitting ON the grate, right next to the meat).
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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.
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