Like darn near every conversation here... its been covered before. I did a search on this the other day and there are some good threads from the past.
Don't always think cash. Some teams get product at cost from sponsors. Think about where you get your meat, rub, spices, sauce, alcohol, etc. See if they'll give you free product or product at cost. We get free chicken and briskets for every contest from one sponsor. I've heard of a team that gets all of their meat at cost.
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(and Smoke on Wheels
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Todd Johns (me); Blue Springs, MO
Randy Hinck (PigBoy); Concordia, MO
Andy Groneman (Hodedo); KC, KS (Cameo Appearances)
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