Once again, the guys from Humboldt Smoke, this time trying to select the perfect 6 ribs for judging. It turns out, despite cooking 2 full racks, St. Loius trim, of course, getting 6 perfect specimens is a bit tricky. Here are the candidates.
I hope you can see the care going on here, each piece hand selected. trimmed and sprayed with shiny stuff. No fingerprints on these ribs, no way. Al (holding the sprayer) was the brisket man, he ran the brisket cook and turned in the #4 place brisket in his first competition ever, Matt was the presentation man, and he nailed perfect 9's throughout the 2 days and here is Devin, the team founder and head drum manager. He kept a $70 ugly drum smoker rocking a 225F temperature for 24 hours straight, managing to put out a steady stream of excellent BBQ the whole time.