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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Big on the Pig at Time Warner Cable BBQ and Blues

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This past weekend, Charlotte rolled out the welcome mat to some of the top Memphis Barbecue Network teams in the country for Time Warner Cable BBQ and Blues.  This will mostly be a picture montage.  If you want to see more photos from the event (as well as possibly a recap from a judge’s perspective), go visit the blog of my friend Steve Gibbs at

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