My First MBN Contest – What I Learned

As most of you know, I am a KCBS certified judge (and almost 2/3 of the way to my Master CBJ certification).  KCBS events are fairly easy to find here in the Mid-Atlantic region.  However, Memphis Barbecue Network (or MBN) contests are a little bit harder to locate here.  So when I saw that the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship (formerly known as the Time Warner Cable BBQ & Blues Festival and as the Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival) was looking for both KCBS and MBN judges, I decided to apply.  And lo and behold, I got picked!

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I’m in Hot Water Now, or My Attempts at Cooking Sous Vide and Grilling Together

A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a sous vide BBQ Blogger challenge.  The objective was to come up with a recipe where the main component started out in a sous vide machine and finished on the grill/smoker.  Sure, why not?  So a few days later, I received this beauty in the mail from SousVide Supreme!  A huge thank you goes out to the folks at SousVide Supreme for asking me to be in this contest!

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