Saturday, February 14, 2009

Being a Certified BBQ judge

Winchester Tn. was the first contest I would judge. Here I got to meet Fred and Linda Gould, two of the really great people in BBQ. Her I learned what a community BBQ contest was all about. Next I would judge Huntsville. I was obsessed with getting my 30 to become a master judge as quickly as possible. Later I would take judge training for MIM and the FBA. Back then It was nothing for me to drive five hours one way, judge a contest then drive home. Along the way I would meet many great people like Terrill Jones.

1 comment:

Molly said...

I can't imagine all the great food you get to eat being a BBQ Judge, life of luxury no doubt! (unless something goes wrong and it gets a little "overcooked" shall we say! c:)

I bet you're able to pick up a lot of great new ideas or recipes from different contestants trying out their skills! Molly Koch (Weber)

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