This was a KCBS competition which is part of the European points chase competition. Although I have no interest in that I heard that the event would have the best KCBS teams in Europe including 7 former GC’s. Deciding to mix it up a little I decided to do this one completely alone. When I mean completely, I drove each way, setup, cooked, turned in the comp meats etc etc
I was offered help by the reps and other people on site but wanted to prove to myself that I was capable of doing it all. My overnight cook was a bit of a disaster, one of my WSM’s decided to go charging off into the distance and I had to reload it, nothing was where I wanted it to be. I didn’t realise until the team next to me mentioned it that I have a tendency to walk around in circles when I am thinking! However, that walking around in circles obviously got my head into gear, I fixed the issues and when it came to the results I heard the following….. Chicken 2nd, little chuckle, Ribs 2nd, nervous giggle, pork 2nd, no way! Brisket 1st to which I shouted rather too loudly F off!
I had managed to secure another GC, on my own, amongst the best teams in Europe! It certainly made the 3 hour drive back to the ferry easier!