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Old 07-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
Lake Dogs
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Location: Lake Sinclair, GA
Default Getting snobbish about our BBQ

I've read many different threads over the years about how folks now know what truly good BBQ is and the techniques used to make and server quality Q and then get disgusted with others who boil ribs or cook crock-pot butts, or dont want to eat at restaurants any longer, etc.

I then read this today:

> I met a guy at a charity cook-off this year who, like me, was new to
> competing. He got a call and I did not. We hit it off and were loosely
> keeping in touch.
> Today I heard that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
> Apparently it has spread and the docs are talking in terms of weeks.
> This guy is in his 40's with a family. I can't say we are really close,
> but we are definitely "brethren" in Q. For some reason this news has
> really hit me like a ton of bricks. It is what people mean when they
> say "Life is Short". It inspires me to try to accomplish those things I
> always said I would do. I hope you all will take it as the same.
> David
> The Swine Spectator

David made a friend rather than an enemy. They became "brethren".

I would suggest that you consider how short life is and whether arguing over this is better than that is worth making an enemy over making a friend.

BBQ, enjoy it, and embrace other's ideas even if you know they're wrong.

Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.
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