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Unread 06-08-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Wow,

Another comp, another shut out. This was a backyard event with only twelve teams.

I have cooked the best I ever have two times this year and not a call. First comp I could understand with Learn2Q, jacks old south and a lot of other big names, but a back yard.

I know we are supposed to be having fun, but when you put a prize there I have to be best and it spoils the fun.

I am going to keep doing it because it is fun, but I don't know if I can take the frustration of knowing my stuff is better than any restaurant I have ever been too, not my opinion.

I will start planning on catering to hopefully make money instead of losing it.

Just wanted to rant. Next step judging class to see what they are actually looking for, then try to cook to it. If I can't do that, cooking class to learn to Q.

At least even as a "loser", I cooked the best leftovers I ever tasted.
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Unread 06-08-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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Sound's like ^^^^^ got bit by the bug big time .
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Unread 06-08-2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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Problem is you haven't spent enough money on your hobby yet.
Couple more grand aut to do it.....
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Unread 06-08-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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Show us your boxes, lets see if we can get you some input...or share some scores, where are the low numbers? being a CBJ will help you immensely..
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Unread 06-09-2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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Larry, everybody wants to win by cooking the best they can. Maybe your food was outstanding but the other guys was just a little better. I tried the winning pork at a contest last year and my whole team thought ours was better. The judges didnt agree. You will get that walk, if you keep on trying.
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Unread 06-09-2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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Hey Larry... don't worry... once you figure it all out, you'll have some fun for awhile before it all goes away and you have to figure it out all over again. We had "figured" it out enough to get plenty of calls and even a reserve. We were close. Then apparently either we forgot it or "it" changed on us. Yes, it's frustrating and yes, judges pizz you off (I got a couple of 3's in taste in brisket, which is BAD on the new system and I've never cooked a BAD brisket in my life) but you have to look for positives. I've enjoyed Friday evening dinners with friends more and have relaxed a bit rather than getting uptight over it all. I find shaving chicken to be very therapeutic!
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You gonna be in Smyrna this weekend?
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and have relaxed a bit rather than getting uptight over it all.
Then what was all that at the GAB?
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A judging class is a good step. You'll get there. Just have fun and don't worry about it.
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what do you feel are your strong points and weak points?
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Unread 06-09-2008, 02:15 PM   #11
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A judging class does hel and so does being a judge. I look at it if I improve my scores and have fun then it was a success
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Don't give up Larry. We had the pleasure of cooking with you last year in Lebanon, and I know you have what it takes. Some days are Diamonds, and some days are coal....just keep at it and most important...remember to have fun along the way!! Do what I do...just blame it on the judges or Walt.....he does not need to be present for the second option...
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Then what was all that at the GAB?
That's because he didn't have any schickens to shave. Get it Schick. oh I crack myself up.
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Having had the pleasure of working with you at the Amazin' Blanzin' last year, I know you have a passion for this crazy "sport". Our experience with back yard events is very, very spotty. As Tonto said earlier, "Blame it on the judges"!!!
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Unread 06-09-2008, 06:46 PM   #15
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I am not cooking in smyrna. I may come by to visit a cousin that has a team there. I will be in Dickson in two weeks. I tried to sign up for the judging class there but was too late. There are no more on the list near me according to the kcbs sheet.
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