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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    NE PA

    Default my first judging

    For Father's day weekend I got to judge my first KCBS event. It was about a 5 five hour drive for me but I got to spend the rest of the weekend with my daughter and her family. I had a great time judging! There was one judge that was doing his 30th event that day. There was a master judge at my table. Everyone was very helpful and extremely friendly. I learned lots from everyone. Can't wait to do it again. Everything seemed to be extremely organized. Located along Lake Ontario. Many Canadian teams competing.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Carthage, MO


    Glad it was a good experience and a great weekend with your daughter.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013


    that sounds incredible. Id like to compete and also judge at least one time in my life.

    Which brings me to an odd question. I am going to compete this summer in my first KCBS event. My family wants me to make my teriyaki chicken thighs for the chicken category. I cant find anywhere in the rules that it would be an issue. However I am worried about the judges being BBQ purists.

    They do turn out amazing when I make them, but im worried that its a bad choice. I want to stick with traditional chicken, rub and sauce.

    Never trust a skinny person for food advice.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    St. Petersburg, Fl.


    C'mon, you really have to ask a question like that about a KCBS competition ??????

    Simple answer is .......

    It's called a BBQ competition

    NOT an Oriental cooking competition.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2013


    Thanks. I appreciate the honest opinion.

    its what I figured but wanted to ask someone who had any experience. I tried telling the family that even though its within the rules and its chicken, that we will get **** scores in chicken. The are just sentimental and love the recipe.

    I've got the rub and sauce I want for BBQ chicken, I just need to practice more on getting the skin right.
    Never trust a skinny person for food advice.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2014


    As long as you go in with the expectation of getting a low chik score and not get your hopes up I say do it. it could be looked at as an experimental run. Go in have fun and make some killer Q. There is always another competition and every one you do gives you good practice and experience for the next one. You never know you might actually do OK.

    Good luck!!!
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