We had the annual FBA Fun Cook this past weekend in Clermont. If you’re not familiar with it, the Fun Cook is a time when the judges, cooks, and general membership come together for a weekend of fun. The entry fee and payouts are very low and there are no TOTY points awarded. That’s why it’s call the FUN cook. There was a BBQ class offered, as well as a judging class. We had a great pot luck supper on Saturday night and turn-ins and judging on Sunday.
I took the opportunity to try a new chicken recipe/method to see if I could make some improvements. Well it worked a little as my chicken was no longer at the bottom of the pack, but not nearly where I need it to be. I received a 12th in chicken, 5th in ribs, 1st in pork, and 3rd in brisket for a 3rd place overall. I’m going to continue to practice on the chicken until it becomes an asset, not a liability.
The next contest will be the start of the new BBQ season for qualifying purposes and I intend to make each one count. Here’s hoping for a strong, consistent year.