Rockingham, North Carolina – March 2006
It is always interesting to compete in a first time contest. There are usually some bugs to work out, and it is a learning experience for organizers and cooks alike. This first time contest had an amazing 60 teams competing, including many of the best teams in the country…Smokin’ Triggers, ButtRub.com, Jerry King, BarBQuau to mention just a few. The weather could have been worse, but it was chilly and cloudy with a biting steady wind. All in all it was a great weekend, and the Canadian Dizzy Pig contingent (Mike and Brian) was there to enjoy the weekend with us. While we hoped for a little better start this year, it was great to test our product on Carolina judges for the first time. Quite a challenge cooking for their unique tastes, and it was nice to get some cobwebs out for the start of the season!