Question from a novice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by theundadog904, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. What are the traditional competitions at an average BBQ contest? Is it just Ribs, Brisket, Chicken and Pulled Pork? I ask because I would truly like to start competing this time next year and I want to get all the practice I can.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
  2. hotnspicy

    hotnspicy Meat Mopper

    Most competitions have more than one contest to enter & that will include anything BBQ related too like sides & desserts. 
  3. Typical BBQ contests (KCBS, FL BBQ, and I assume others) have the following 4 categories:

    [1] chicken

    [2] ribs

    [3] butt

    [4] brisket

    The typical KCBS contest will have you turning in an entry every 30 minutes Chicken at Noon, Ribs at 12:30, Butt at 1:00 and Brisket at 1:30.  FL BBQ is typically every hour.

    Some recommend attending a judging class to get an understanding of what the judges are looking for during a competition.  If I were you, I would join the FL BBQ Association (google will take you there) and sign up for a judges class.  There is one schedule in Perry FL on 12/13.  I'm hoping for a NE Florida judges class and hope there will be one soon.

    Hope that helps!
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  4. @Jaguarken great information. Yeah I would definitely like to take a judging course. Are there any cost to joining the assoc.?
  5. No problem, happy to help.  $35 per year for the Association and $75 for Judge's Seminar.

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