Originally Posted by 16Adams
I think maybe you are shooting over their heads and palates with your excellent smoked meat choices and spices. Not only do you win IMHO they lose.
I think that's what's happening. Last year there was only 3 chilis. One was very similar in taste to mine but done with beef cheek. The guy that made it is a career chef that makes some damn good food. We tasted each others during the judging and figured we were both in a lock for the 1 and 2 spot. We got 2nd and 3rd.