The Purpose of this Blog

My primary goal of this blog is to document what will hopefully be my tale of becoming a more experienced KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge and going on to compete in barbecue contests.

I’ve been judging for three years and been doing backyard barbecueing since I was about 16 or so.  I don’t even know when, where, or how I fell in love with barbecue.  I used to love eating ribs in restaurants, and then somewhere along the way I discovered "real" barbecue – cooked for hours with low heat coming from charcoal and/or wood.  Smokey, spicy, salty, and tasty – I love it all.