Comments for BBQJudges.org http://www.bbqjudges.org A Website for BBQ Judges, Organizers, Cook Teams, and Enthusiasts Sat, 24 Aug 2013 23:39:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Wayne M. Schafer Pitmaster of Big Fat Daddy’s and organizer of the Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival in Winchester Virginia by Wayne M. Schafer Pitmaster of Big Fat Daddy's a... http://www.bbqjudges.org/wayne-m-schafer-pitmaster-of-big-fat-daddys-and-organizer-of-the-hogging-up-bbq-music-festival-in-winchester-virginia/#comment-12 Sat, 24 Aug 2013 23:39:09 +0000 http://www.bbqjudges.org/?p=1013#comment-12 […] Wayne M. Schafer Pitmaster of Big Fat Daddy's How and when did you get started in barbecue? I started experimenting with barbecue while I was in high school. I …  […]

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Comment on Judging Professionalism by BBQBryant http://www.bbqjudges.org/judging-professionalism/#comment-6 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:09:25 +0000 http://www.bbqjudges.org/?p=907#comment-6 I’ve judged nearly 80 contests in 5 different states and never witnessed any behavior such as that in the judging tent. The worst thing I’ve ever seen is a judge scoring so much lower than the rest of the table that the contest rep had to talk to them about it to justify their scoring. I believe this brisket swinging was just an isolated incident and hopefully somebody explained proper prototcol to this judge.

I Googled the word professionalism and one of the definitions is the competence or skill expected of a professional. Based on my experience, the vast majority of judges take their duties seriously and follow the guidelines set forth in our training and the judge’s CD that is played at every contest. After every category we talk about the samples to discuss things such as scores, flavor profiles, box arrangements and overall what was good or maybe not so good about those meats.

I highly encourage cooks to judge at least once a year to see what happens in the judging tent. And judges should cook with teams more than just once to get their Master CBJ. I believe if we understand what happens on both sides of the contests that you’ll see we have a dedicated bunch of cooks and judges in KCBS. Don’t let one incident reflect badly on those that are doing the right thing all the time.

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Comment on June 1st Okfuskee Volunteer Firefighters Wildfire Cookoff Needs Judges – Okemah, OK by admin http://www.bbqjudges.org/june-1st-okfuskee-volunteer-firefighters-wildfire-cookoff-needs-judges-okemah-ok/#comment-2 Thu, 30 May 2013 16:06:10 +0000 http://www.bbqjudges.org/?p=856#comment-2 Update to Okemah.

I have been able to send, and receive messages with Jamie Griffin using her email address jamiegriffin53@yahoo.com. She still needs 6 judges. If you have decided not to go because you are frustrated, please try one more time. You can also send me your names, and I will relay them on.

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