Lakeland, FL – January 2012
Waiting around for the contest season to start can be tough. We thought it would be a great idea to start the season a few months earlier down in the Sunshine State! Great time. Nice contest and good friends. But we didn’t do too well 🙁 First time competing in Florida, and apparently we did not hit the flavor profile the judges were looking for! Started off great with a 5th place call in chicken, and the heart started pumping. But we sat in our seats for the remainder of the awards! Congrats to Everglades Seasonings on Grand, and our good friend Tuffy Stone and Cool Smoke, another Virginia team, on Reserve!