This past weekend I became a Certified BBQ Judge (CBJ) for the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS). My friend Ken and I went down to Kennesaw, GA for the training.
Overall, it is not a hard thing to do and is fun. You get to taste six different cooks BBQ in four categories - chicken, pork, ribs and brisket. The hardest part is deciding how good you think the entries are and not comparing them to each other. I can now go to BBQ competitions and judge them.
As a team we are hoping to improve our scores at competitions by knowing what the judges are looking for. We now have a good idea of what the judges want so hopefully we can improve our overall scores. In a couple weeks we go to a cooking class to push our Q to the next level.
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