I've been to a lot of BBQ contests in a lot of places over a lot of decades :) and the Battle of the Brethren is as good as it gets. The reasons for being there are so genuine. I came to see some old friends and have some fun but that was the easy part. I also got to help Phil by coming and when you see how hard he works just to carry on the Brethren love and how hard everyone else (Kyle) works to help him it's worth the trip just for that. Then add in solid power, water, shade trees, good money, a well run judging tent, and all the friendly Long Islanders, and...well I'm really glad I made the trip. Cheers to you Phil!
The Honey Badger of BBQ. I just don't give a sh!t.