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Unread 08-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default First Competition this past weekend

Hey all. My first comp was this past weekend in Boydton, Va. It was not sanctioned but they ran it with KCBS rules and are sanctioning it within the next two years. They had brisket, pork and ribs. Chicken will be added next year. I took the whole family, camped on the courthouse lawn and did my best to really incorporate the kids into the competition atmosphere. My wife built the boxes and did a fabulous job. Long story short, we did better than I ever imagined. 2nd place overall, 3rd in ribs, 3rd in pork and 1st in brisket! Absolutely had a blast and definitely have been bitten by the competition bug lol. Big thanks to all who have helped me to get to this point and to all the brethren who keep this wonderful sure so inviting and helpful. Specific thanks to Boshizzle, Lake Dogs and 5-0 BBQ.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Congrats! Great job!

I see only 5 slices and 5 burnt ends in the brisket box. Even though they used KCBS rules they didn't require 6 pieces?
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Unread 08-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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congrats!!!!!!
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Nice job!!
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Nice lookin boxes, and congrats on the calls.
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Congrats on a great job!
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Yeah Ron. They followed rules but only had 5 judges. One got sick last minute and couldn't get a replacement.
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Congrats! Great job!

I see only 5 slices and 5 burnt ends in the brisket box. Even though they used KCBS rules they didn't require 6 pieces?
There are technically 10 pieces in that box, so more than enough..............
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Congrats boxes look good.
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There are technically 10 pieces in that box, so more than enough..............
Tell that to judge number 6 after everyone else takes a slice and a burnt end

Of course, judge number 6 would have his/her score dropped anyway
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SUPER JOB!!! Congrats! Particularly, I like the pics with the kids in 'em. I'm jealous. I didnt start until my kids were much older and they to date haven't had any interest in competing or cooking, but they sure seem to love EATING... ****ed kids...

Seriously, way to go!!!
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I really like this thread. Congrats on the cook and having your family involved. That brisket looks amazing, great job!
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FYI: Y'all, if he'll ever market his sauce, you simply must try it. That last round I tasted is still very memorable. I know I'll buy it if/when it becomes available.
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Tell that to judge number 6 after everyone else takes a slice and a burnt end

Of course, judge number 6 would have his/her score dropped anyway
This is definitely an interesting point (and I really would need to sidebar it as to not derail), but since there are 10 distinguishable pieces would the first 5 judges be allowed to take everything leaving the 6th judge with nothing? Doesn't seem like the table captain would let that happen.


And to the OP those boxes looked good and way way better than the first ones I ever turned in. That garnish work is pretty handy. Ours looked like parsley was thrown into the air and then caught with the box.
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