Rod, I agree that there's more to it than just pouring on some rub and slapping on some sauce. :)
We're trying to see how far we can go with our own rubs and sauces. I realize people win with commercial stuff, but we're not competing every weekend... we just want to see how well we can do right now with our own recipes. Each time we seem to move up a bit more... now if we can just place in more than one category. :)
CBJ, some comps, a few awards, Certified Artisan Steak Taster.
XL Big Green Egg, Bubba Keg Convection Grill, Weber Kettle, Charbroil Infrared and mad livefire cooking skillz! :)