We attend the National Barbecue Association NBBQA annual convention. We pulled in early and immediatly knew were home. The smell of sweet smoke filled the parking lot. We walked around the pits and introduced ourselves to the competitors we did not know. They were halfway through a cook for the Peoples Choice competition that would happen later that day.
Two half day classes, and a smorgasbord of BBQ later, we were certified in Memphis Barbecue Network and as KCBS judges.
For a great detailed write up of our day check out Dirtysmoke's blog.