Finished my first KCBS contest with all four categories turned in. Pulled into a blazing hot Dodge City, KS at 2pm on Friday and was lucky enough to find a spot with some shade next to a really great team Grillin Beavers. It was also nice to see some teams out of the 30 in the contest that I met in Chandler. I’m still admittedly intimidated when I see teams like Butcher BBQ and Buffalo’s BBQ pull their trailers into the comp site, but decided to set my goal as finishing in the top half in every category (a bit ambitious). I decided not to enter a sirloin roast for lack of practice, cost, and desire to focus on the main four categories.
After cooking and handing off the boxes, I came up just a hair short of my goal in Ribs
Chicken 10th – My 1st Top 10 call!
Pork Shoulder 14th
Although I didn’t meet my goals, I’m still pleased with my performance overall. To add to the surprise of hearing my name called, they called out Perfect 180 scores in both ribs and sirloin roast.
I’ve decided to withdraw from the Liberal contest and go to Fort Gibson later in the year instead. Next stop Garden City, KS.
Pictures to follow –
Till next time…