From: Bill Anderson Chatham Artillery BBQ Team
Dear Friend: I remember when I first sunk my teeth into a "competition quality", slow smoked rib... I could not believe what I was tasting! Tender, juicy, rib meat that just melted in my mouth and exploded with flavor.
I immediately wanted to find the nearest barbecue restaurant owner and kick him in the butt for feeding me tough, dry ribs all these years. Heck... I actually thought those restaurant ribs were pretty good until I tasted a competition rib. It's a whole different ball game. These barbecue recipes and these BBQ competitors are professional and they work hard and take pride in their "art". I'm sure you have seen those BBQ competitions on the Food Channel or Discovery Channel so you know what I'm talking about. In 2009 and 2010 we won 8 Grand Championships. Now that may not sound like much at first, but we are not one of those teams that competes every weekend. As a matter of fact, we could seriously claim to be one of the winningest teams in BBQ history (if it was a quality contest instead of a quantity contest). You see... those 8 Grands came in about 16 KCBS sanctioned contests. Actually it was 7 KCBS Grands and one FBA Grand. Anyway... that's a 43% KCBS win rate. Nobody else even comes close to that win rate! The top three KCBS Team of the Year teams in 2010 had win rates of 27%, 19%, and 32% respectively. If you go by win rate, Chatham Artillery BBQ blows everybody out of the water! But unfortunately, TOY results are calculated based on how well you do in your top 10 contests, so you can see...Read More detail