Just got my CBJ


 

Mike Shook

TVWBB Member
My wife gave me a CBJ class for my birthday. (Yes, there is a C in there, keep it clean.) Really enjoyed the class and meeting Don Harwell from KCBS. I figure becoming a judge can help me improve my own backyard grub, even if competition Q is in some ways different. I was quite pleased with myself til my daughter pointed out that any weekend I am off at an event is a weekend I am not at home cooking. Can't fight that logic.....
 

Bob Bass

TVWBB Guru
Congratulations Mike !!! Welcome to the Family !!!
Now start getting that book signed !!! :)
 
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Mike Shook

TVWBB Member
..... and in the spirit of feeding my KCBS addiction, I have my table captain class tomorrow, er today..... SUNDAY. After today's cook, I hope I don't get caught snoring. :)
 

Mark Silver

TVWBB Pro
Congrats, Mike. Tasting competition bbq spoils you for almost all bbq restaurants and most backyard bbq. I personally enjoyed being a Table Captain more than judging because judge has to taste every item placed in front of him or her. A tTable Captain can select what looks good from the grazing table. Say "Hi" to all my former KCBS Rep colleagues for me on the bbq trail. I haven't judged in a while because I was a Rep. for so many years but I still try to judge at least one contest a year. I've been at it for a little while now. My KCBS judge number is 7572.
 

Mike Shook

TVWBB Member
Congrats, Mike. Tasting competition bbq spoils you for almost all bbq restaurants and most backyard bbq. I personally enjoyed being a Table Captain more than judging because judge has to taste every item placed in front of him or her. A tTable Captain can select what looks good from the grazing table. Say "Hi" to all my former KCBS Rep colleagues for me on the bbq trail. I haven't judged in a while because I was a Rep. for so many years but I still try to judge at least one contest a year. I've been at it for a little while now. My KCBS judge number is 7572.


That is an impressively LOW KCBS number! Mine is barely held within 5 digits -- 98480....

I haven't judged in over a year -- my wife has COPD and I couldn't risk bringing COVID home. Now that we are both thoroughly shot, my return to the tent is next Sunday 4/18 2 hours away in Maryland. Really looking forward not only to good 'Cue, but also just getting away from the house for a few hours.

(My pork butt is still better than anything I have tasted on the circuit!)
 

 

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