Tag: KCBS

June 15, 2015

Alumni Mike Brady of Smoke Hound BBQ

Intro by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ Two years ago, at a separate BBQ class in SoCal, one of the instructors had asked the students present, how many of them had taken Harry’s BBQ 101 class.  About 60% of

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February 26, 2015

Guinea Pig 2 Contest, Rancho Mirage, California, February 21, 2015

  It doesn’t take a financial whiz to figure that being a barbecue competitor can get expensive. With entry fees on the West Coast pushing $350 and a high-dollar brisket edging past $200 with shipping, not to mention the

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October 27, 2014

The Lancaster Challenge Blazin’ BBQ Throwdown by Donna Fong

In August, I judged my 30th KCBS BBQ contest and passed my online exam. After 11 years, I finally became a Master CBJ.   It was time to go back to cooking and I found myself at Dana Point at

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May 5, 2014

Confessions of a First Time KCBS Judge

  Confessions of a first time KCBS judge   After seven years as a competitor, I was very excited to make my first foray into the judging tent as a newbie BBQ judge. Sure, I’ve judged Invitational events, backyards, and

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April 28, 2014

Judging Competition BBQ – Part 3 by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ

  Teams in backyard contest listening in during open judging. Photo by Brenda Magee Photography   <Part 1>, <Part 2> BBQ judges have to travel many miles to get to contests and all at their own expense. Judges are not

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April 24, 2014

Judging Competition BBQ – Part 2 by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ

Backyard Contests are great learning grounds for new teams – Groovin BBQ Backyard Cookoff 2013   <Part 1>, <Part 3>  My barbecue judging journey started almost ten years ago when a cook shared a competition rib with me. We were

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April 17, 2014

Judging Competition BBQ – Part 1 by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ

  Pitmaster facing six judges in a SYD backyard contest –  courtesy of Brenda Magee Photography   <Part 2>, <Part 3> The most common question I hear when I tell people I am a certified BBQ judge is “How do you

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January 20, 2013

KCBS Annual Banquet, Kansas City, Missouri, January 19, 2013

KCBS Annual Banquet, Kansas City, Missouri, January 19, 2013 2012 KCBS Chicken Team of the Year Champion It was a tremendous honor to receive the nation’s top chicken award for the 2012 season amid 500 attendees at the annual

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