Welcome to a look behind the scenes of the 2018 American Cured Meat Championships. Independent Processor editor-in-chief Sam Gazdziak spoke with many of the judges to get their insights on what it takes to make a best-in-class cured meat product.

Wieners are a consumer favorite, and the ACMC brought some of the country’s tastiest hot dogs under one roof. Watch the video to see what goes into making a world-class wiener.