Calling all BBQ connoisseurs...
For those thinking about becoming certified BBQ judges, there will be a rare class held this July. It is $99 and includes a one-year membership to the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) along with lots of BBQ. Once you get your certification, you can judge at any KCBS around the country in addition to the several ones scheduled in NorCal this year:
May 16: Penn Valley (ICBA, not KCBS)
July 4: Stockton
August 15 & 16: Triple event in Fairfield
Sept 6: Clear Lake
Sept 26: Clovis
For more information:
A comprehensive list of events acknowledged by the California BBQ Association (CBBQA) can be found at the following link:
re: Melanie Wong
re: Mick Ruthven
Yes Melanie, moi aussi. Mick, the cook had an overwhelming job producing chicken, pork, brisket and ribs in a limited time in various styles for illustrative purposes. That said I finished all my ribs, meaty &delicious. The chicken thighs were tasty but I got one end of breast that was dryish. The sliced pork was purposely overdone but I liked both pulled porks, One had more "bark" than the other. 2 of my brisket samples were tough but the third was juicy and tender. The team did a tremendous job with getting out the many boxes with sample garnish presentations. If you take the course watch out for the sneaking wisp of red leaf lettuce in the upper left corner. ;-)
I have a few badly lit photos of the afternoon to show you what the judging plates and 'cue looked like.
Sometimes 'hound, Dr. Biggles, apparently was in the morning class and blogged about it, http://www.cyberbilly.com/meathenge/a...