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phil c
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06 15 7:57 pm    Post subject: First comp AAR Reply with quote

This may be a boring report because I cant get my box pics off my phone, but here goes...

Last weekend I did my first KCBS Comp. I have been Catering and vending for 4 years. The only experience with comps is NON KCBS, best ribs, brisket, act at festivals that I vend at, and The Iowa State Fair grilling championship, (I was Grand Champion in 2014)
My team consisted of myself, my wife, and a friend who has a lot of experience, and is a CBJ.
To start with On Friday it rained all day and into the night. Soggy soggy soggy everything was damp.
I was cooking on a Backwoods Competitor, with a Guru, and a weber kettle. When I put on the big meats I had a bit of an issue getting my Guru to settle in, giving strange temp readings, ended up fighting that all night, with the smoker running very hot. things got a touch overdone
Turn ins went well, made all 4 with time to spare with some good lookin boxes. it was a 2 min walk to turn n across very wet ground. I wish I had my muck boots.
When announcements were made, Hold on, wait for it... I had no calls! I ended up 16th overall, with my Brisket topping out at 12th.
Overall I had a great time! met some good people, had a lot of fun and learned a lot. I will do more KCBS, and expect better results in the future, but it is a process, that I need to learn.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06 15 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on finishing your first comp phil c. Very Happy It is a different world out there for sure. Becoming a judge and or judging helps with learning flavor profiles and boxing. Debbie and I have had our fare share of wins and just as many no calls scratching our heads and asking what just happened. I go into each comp expecting nothing and appreciating anything we are lucky enough to come away with. Very Happy
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