Yesterday was our first KCBS competition, Racing for the BBQ, at Blue Springs Lake Campground in Missouri. We smoked chicken thighs, St Louis style ribs, brisket, and pork butt. Out of 58 teams we placed 53rd overall. It was definitely a learning experience and we took lots of notes so next time we will be better prepared. Of the 58 teams out there we were the only team that had never competed. It feels good to know that 5 other teams that have competed before finished after us. Our best finish was in ribs which was in 39th place. We also achieved high scores in appearance due to the garnishment in the turn in boxes by our lovely assistants/wives. We met a lot of great people and had fun. We saw a few teams that we had only before seen on Pitmasters and even some point leaders for KCBS. We cant wait to do another one. I am the fat white guy. .