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I tend to think one enters a BBQ contest to see how his own cooking stacks up against others. So why are you asking others how to cook your ribs? Your ribs that you have perfected may win the whole darn contest, why adjust to other's way of cooking? Take your best shot.
Practice your timing.
The infamous "clean burn" takes down another. Fire will win most battles, respect it. Hopefully the inside looks good and it was worth the hassle. Photo Egg is offering sound advice. Good luck, you seem close to recovering and will be back in business soon.
I also suggest using the table nest ($30), why heat up the entire table on a hot summer day? Challenger is one of our best selling Egg tables, I think the table nest gives a extreamly clean look-IMO. The small ceramic feet have caused stress points in the past and cracked eggs, so I we warn against that fix.
Good luck you are going to love that challenger cart.
My thoughts are that Franco was put into a bad spot between his supplier (manufacturer) and his customer base. Small business owners cannot afford a big financial hit with faulty production. He had a good idea that now other manufactures are running/producing. variance of this idea (typical in the market place). Fabricators simply look at these types of production runs as more of a nuisance than anything else, they no doubt left no wiggle room for him to recover. This is simply my opinion from my view in general.