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Old 05-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #10
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I agree with LoneStar. You'll get more out of a class if you cook a couple events on your own first. That way when you get to the class, you'll understand the context of what is being shown, and you'll also have a scoring yardstick to measure yourself by.

I've taught classes, and I find that the complete virgins waste a lot of valuable time asking basic questions about the logistics of a contest. Since they've never cooked in one this is natural, but the basics of how an event works can be learned more economically by attending a contest, even as a spectator. If you have a grasp on the nuts and bolts of competition BBQ you can focus your time with your instructor on the important stuff: delving into the details of technique and recipes.
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