Most of us probably consider ourselves BBQ judges in the most basic sense. We buy or make barbecue, or experience it at a party or potluck, and think about how it compares to our idea of the perfect specimen.
But if you want to get even more serious than that, you might want to consider taking an actual class on how to judge good BBQ, to get a sense of how it’s done in major competitions or maybe even put yourself in the running to be picked as a judge at a BBQ event.
Such a class will be available next Saturday, March 24, when the Kansas City BBQ Society gives a Certified BBQ Judge’s class at Covington Baptist Church in Covington. This event is brought to you by Olde Town Covington, which is also putting on the Cork & Pork Festival June 29 and 30, 2012.
The class costs $50 for members of the Kansas City BBQ Society and $85 for non-members, and that price includes a one-year membership in the KCBS and the society’s official publication, The Bullsheet. It also includes all of the materials and the meats you’ll get to eat during the class.