While I felt good about the day, it was also obvious that reps, consistency, and a natural talent are what make a truly great pitmaster; at this point, I was truly mediocre at best. Still, I’d managed to keep it together through some pretty nerve-racking conditions. And while I’d expected my shirt to look like it’d been dipped in Barton Springs, it was actually supremely dry -- probably because I’d been sent here by Gillette Clear Gel and Thrillist, and not just Thrillist (sorry guys, but wetness protection isn’t your strong suit).
Would I do it again? Yes. Would I do it six days a week? Probably not -- but you’ll definitely see me in that line, looking on with reverence.