Dr of BBQ
That’s probably one of the reasons that most competitions aren’t allowed to permit competitors sell to the public. [:)]
You may well be correct on the sales angle but they are allowed to give it away to any one that walks by, and we do at competitions.
In fact at the world championship we gave away pounds and pounds of brisket, pulled pork, smoked fish, crab,and pork tenderloin.
Health department rules are meant to protect the public and that’s cool but most health department inspectors don’t have any background in food service.