2:30PM-- We're through the live judging and we hit all the big points.
It turns out that talking about barbecue with a professional is a whole hell of a lot fun.
Thanks again to all of the family and friends who have poured through our booth in the past two days and to those of you stuck at work this weekend who have been hanging on my every post.
The results will be announced tonight at 630 or 700. We've received both praise and very constructive critique throughout the competition-- both from judges and our competitors.
I've viewed this event as an educational exercise from the start and it's exceeded even my wildest expectations.
Adam, Chris, Matt and I will be competing again next year and we've pledged to commit any prize money to the future of the team.
Check back for updates as the contest winds down and for pictures from the event, links to press coverage and some final reflection throughout the coming days.
I have a good feeling that Shirtless Mike's BBQ is going to be around for a long long time.
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