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Need Mentore

Postby FedWells » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:24 pm

I am interested in Competition BBQ, but not yet ready to venture out alone would like to find a veteran team to see what its like and learn the ropes . I have been cooking for a while my dad was in the meat biz and have had four different smokers in my life. I have taken RedNecks class. Is there any teams that would mentor a newbie ?
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Re: Need Mentore

Postby Speed » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:15 am

If you have already taken Jeff's class, get with him about possibly cooking with him at an event. You are already miles ahead in the game by already have taken the class.
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Re: Need Mentore

Postby Big Ed » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:51 pm

Just dive right in head first!!!! :chef:
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Re: Need Mentore

Postby bubbletop » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:55 pm

Is this where I sign up to be mentored by Big Ed!
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Re: Need Mentore

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:08 am

If you were closer you could hang with my wife and I. We have helped a few cooks locally while getting their feet wet it helps to see it happen first hand for sure. We visited teams for over a year while I was building our cooker I even ran boxes and my wife judged.
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Re: Need Mentore

Postby BigDave » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:24 pm

I highly recommend you volunteer to be a judge at some competitions. This will show you what is being turned in and will give you an idea of what you need to adjust in your cooking if any. Once this is done, it is visit a couple of cookoffs on a Friday evening and see if you can get some questions answered by teams. Then its time to jump right in and get r done.

That's how we did it anyways. :D :D

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