Taking good notes was one of my biggest problems.
I like to have a good note pad for keeping track of meat weights like porkbutts.
I like having a watch and a clock to keep track of times of when meat goes on, gets turned and or flipped or even basted. Keep a written log of when to do what and then do it and document it.
I also have a caculator with me for quick caculations of cooking time.
I like to have a dial thermometer for air temps. That too I use to caculate cooking times, as well as fuel usage in the colder weather or damp rainy days.
Another thing I learned after my first all niter contest was I didnt bring a change of clothes and footwear. We had 3 massive back to back T-Storms come through and we all soaked to the bone.
You must be comfortable when Q-ing as well as at a contest. If your not happy your Q will suffer.
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
"I wish my mind could forget what my eyes have seen.
"Heavily medicated for your protection.
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