This last Saturday I went and took the Kansas City Barbeque Societies (KCBS) Judges class. I raised my right hand and everything. The class was very well done and gave a lot of great information for the novice and the pro. Here are my top 3 reasons why everyone should take this class.
1. Why would you not take a class and get certified to eat Que? So you like eating barbeque and you eat it often. This should be a no brainier. The certification gets you the opportunity to eat some of the best 'que on the planet. When you go to a competition this is sometimes the only way to get to eat the competitors food.
2. If you have always wanted to compete, even in the backyard contest, this class gives you the inside track on the how, what and why of the judges. It will also answer questions that you will have along the way, like "My rib was awesome why didn't I win". Besides you need to know the rules of the game before you play.
3. Not all competitions are the same, but their is one thing the most all have in common, Fun. Everybody needs a hobby right. What a great adventure to be able to do with you spouse and your family.
Visit KCBS and find the next judges class close to you. You won't regret it. While your on their site find the next competition and go see what all the fuss is about.
I know I got a lot out of this class. It has already helped me improve to be Righteous 'Que.