Well I went and did it, I took a course and became a certified BBQ judge for the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association. I am now able to judge BBQ competitions. I did not know until I took the course how many there are in the Pacific Northwest. From May to October there is a competition just about every weekend. The region I judge for goes from Oregon to Saskatchewan. As a judge I am not allowed to see the BBQ competition we are in the judges area and are not allowed to leave until our job is over. Now being a judge is hard work. We have to try and judge food from ten competitors. Now that does not sound like much, but each competitor will do at least four different types of meat. The most popular are Chicken, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs. If you eat all the meat that is put in front of you as a judge you will eat about ten pounds of meat in a day. I am looking forward to judging my first competition this September here in Langley. I will let you know how if goes and if I want to continue to Juge or if I become a competitor.