I think you have a good point too, Jim, although looking at good boxes and then making good boxes are completely different.
At first I thought that posting pictures of turn in boxes was NOT a good idea... for exactly that reason, you just upped your own competition. ?????
Then, I thought some more and, what the hell, sharing helps teams (including ours) to get better and that ups EVERYONE's competition. Plus, then competitors get a small glimpse into what some judges are thinking when they see a box and how they approach judging, at least appearance-wise.
We may not always LIKE it, but it gives us something to chew on.
I believe it has made a difference, especially in our neck of the woods.
I have to admit though, I rarely post pics of our BBQ boxes... well, maybe...
if they were 1st place... or if they were DAL. :>
I was 'advised' not to by the boss....
Grilling boxes are completely different, especially with open garnish.
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President - New England BBQ Society
2 Backwoods Partys
WSM, 2 Weber kettles, Weber Performer