For the most competitive pitmasters, it’s all about BBQ. But for the judges who rate these tasty cookoffs, there’s something more. Several Great Bend couples have fine-tuned their palates by becoming certified barbecue judges (CBJs) for the Kansas City Barbeque Society. In many cases, they got involved as a community service when a cook-off came to town and judges were needed. Those who continue say barbecue events combine the fun of road trips and meeting new friends, as well as culinary adventure.
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