Red Hot & Real BBQ Competition
September 20th 2008
A national KCBS sanctioned
Mixed results here - the level of
competition was a step up from Fairfield with many more top
teams from southern California making the show.
Our scores look pretty good on paper until
compared to the rest of the field who scored even better. The
good looking numbers left me surprised that we were
running about 30th out of 42 teams.
30th until brisket anyway - I made a terrible
tactical mistake in presenting sliced brisket featuring bark
over taste and tenderness. What a terrible mistake, and we paid
for it, sinking to the bottom of the pack. Let that be a
Chicken, which was prepared exactly the same as
the 5th place winner at Fairfield the month prior came in a
distant 3o-something. But in analyzing the numbers a curious
One judge scored us low on tenderness - two to
three points below where the other 5 judges landed. Perhaps a
bad bite of chicken - if that tenderness score came in average,
we would have taken 1st or 2nd in chicken - that's how close
and subjective it is.
Oh well, learned a lot, had a great time, met
new friends and enjoyed the company of old friends.
pictures for you
Pam and me
Pam and Noname
Cooking late into the night
Our chicken box. It has quite a few problems which
we'll need to correct next time.