Practice leads to perfection
I told you about the new smoker I picked up in Texas in my first blog, and how I brought it straight home to Iowa. Here's what happened next. We started practicing on the smoker. I started out cooking a pork butt, then it was ribs, then it was chicken and brisket. This was in 2002, and in 2003 we entered our first barbecue contest in Sedalia, Missouri. We had our brand new smoker, our brand-new tents, our brand-new everything to this competition and that night it rained four inches. Then it hailed. The next morning, we had an 85 mph. downburst come through our... View Blog Post »
This thing called competition barbecue!
Editor’s Note: We are excited to introduce another blog contributor to PorkNetwork this week. Darren Warth is owner of Smokey D’s restaurant in Des Moines. He is an avid promoter of pork products and sells thousands of pounds of delicious pork entrees at his three Smokey D’s locations. Darren is also a devoted barbecue competitor and has participated in more than 30 barbecue competitions this year. More often than not, you’ll find his name among the top winners. He will share what he likes about pork and some of his experiences while competing in this informative and enjoyable blog. Hello, PorkNetwork... View Blog Post »
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