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In Reply to: Re: Let's move to a solution posted by Raine® on April 09, 2013 at 19:02:23:
You just don't get it, do you? It's not about you. You don't like what the judges like, so you want to "train" the judges to like what you like? Fortunately, your taste and your definition of what is "real barbecue" aren't the law any more than mine are. Turn in what you like. If you're not happy with your scores, change what your doing so you can compete, change why you compete, or stop competing. It is the height of arrogance to suggest that judges should change to fit your taste rather than the other way around.
And members aren't competing? Are you suggesting fewer teams and people are competing? Seriously? Barbecue contests are bigger than ever. More people are embracing "America's favorite cuisine" than ever. But wait -all those millions of people learning how to barbecue are wrong because they don't have the same taste that you have. That's right.
But if you're really serious about "preserving" traditional barbecue, how about if - just once - one of you guys who hates a sweet glaze and a .99 cent bottle of margarine rails for a while on the pitmaster's art being accomplished in a thermostatically controlled oven posing as a barbecue pit?
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