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Bigmista
02-28-2011, 02:14 PM
I think I'm getting closer. What do you think?


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Chicken%20practice/SDC11130.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Chicken%20practice/SDC11129.jpg


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Chicken%20practice/SDC11135.jpg

wormdrink67
02-28-2011, 02:38 PM
Looks great man. Keep it up....

landarc
02-28-2011, 03:42 PM
Those look good Neil, did you try putting them in a box?

The_Kapn
02-28-2011, 03:58 PM
Neil,

All peices look great and very appetizing.

To pick the "best" is tough, but:

Top Row--Second from left.
Bottom Row--1-2-3 from the left.
Best overall is 3 from left on bottom row.

All of this may just be lighting and camera angle.
The bottom row (1-3) are symetrical, neat, nice color, and basically show a high level of ability by the cook.

I do not see any that should suffer much (if any) on appearance.

Great Job

TIM

Bigmista
02-28-2011, 04:00 PM
No box yet. I can make a putting green. I'm working making fantastic meat to put in the box.

Bigmista
02-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Neil,

All peices look great and very appetizing.

To pick the "best" is tough, but:

Top Row--Second from left.
Bottom Row--1-2-3 from the left.
Best overall is 3 from left on bottom row.

All of this may just be lighting and camera angle.
The bottom row (1-3) are symetrical, neat, nice color, and basically show a high level of ability by the cook.

I do not see any that should suffer much (if any) on appearance.

Great Job

TIM
Thanx Tim!

If I can get them all to look like that number 3 then I might have a shot in Gilbert, AZ.

glenntm
02-28-2011, 04:23 PM
Thanx Tim!

If I can get them all to look like that number 3 then I might have a shot in Gilbert, AZ.

Thats some fine looking chicken. I better get practicing before Gilbert.

mobow
02-28-2011, 05:05 PM
top picture top row number three is a good looker. some of pieces look like too much variety in dark color and light color on same piece. may be the photo but i think it would cost you points to have that much variety. good luck in gilbert keith
ps the bite through looks great

worthsmokin
02-28-2011, 05:25 PM
Just remember to try to keep them as close to the same size and shape. I usually do around 18 thighs and pick from that.

worthsmokin
02-28-2011, 05:27 PM
Forgot to add the bite through looks great, hopefully they tasted as good as the look.:-D

LongTong
02-28-2011, 05:29 PM
I'd give it an "8" for sure...:clap2:

Brewer
02-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Great looking chicken!

I agree with Tim's appraisal. Which leads me to a question.... Is it better to keep the bone tucked and trim lightly on the ends vs. squaring off the ends nicely and exposing a small amount of bone?

Bigmista
03-01-2011, 07:19 AM
Great looking chicken!

I agree with Tim's appraisal. Which leads me to a question.... Is it better to keep the bone tucked and trim lightly on the ends vs. squaring off the ends nicely and exposing a small amount of bone?

That is an interesting question. Comments?

slowerlowerbbq
03-01-2011, 08:54 AM
That is an interesting question. Comments?

Sometimes with shrinkage it can be difficult to hide the bone :shock: (that's what she said)...but seriously, I always try a get the meat and skin over the bone as I prefer a thigh that shows very little or none of the bone. I think it makes for a cleaner, neater presentation.

Just my $.02...but what do I know, I haven't gotten any calls in chicken. Either way, I really like the color and finish on yours...your definitely on your way!

worthsmokin
03-01-2011, 09:30 AM
I try to keep the bone hidden also :becky: Sometimes it is difficult with shrinkage, but when you put them in the box try arrange it to where it reveals minimally. After they score appearance it doesn't matter.

The Virginian
03-01-2011, 09:37 AM
Looks very nice. If I were going to tweak I would go for a little more color and a little less shine.

carlyle
03-01-2011, 09:46 AM
These look good to me.

Had to wipe the smudge off the computer screen from trying to reach in and grab one.

Keep up the good work and thanks for being willing to share your efforts with us.

mobow
03-01-2011, 11:59 AM
That is an interesting question. Comments?
Top picture bottom row second from left is the shape that I see most offen for turn in. no bone exposed. keith

bignburlyman
03-01-2011, 12:37 PM
I think they look really good, the shine may have been enhanced by the camera flash? And the piece with the bite taken out----awsome bite through! Nice work.

Big George's BBQ
03-01-2011, 12:44 PM
WOW They look really Good :thumb:

Porky
03-01-2011, 02:25 PM
They look pretty good to me, remember that you want the judge to view them and have him say to himself, "those look great and I can't wait to taste them". You want them to scream "eat me,I taste fantastic".

paydabill
03-02-2011, 11:18 AM
Hmm the bone - I never thought about it, but I like showing the bone (ok no jokes). I think it looks better.

Q-Stream
03-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Great looking chicken, awesome job. Did you sauce after they came out of the smoker, or just before? Thanks

Laird

ABS Pit Boss, BWS Patio, Hasty Bake
KCBS Master CBJ, Certified Table Captain

huminie
03-02-2011, 02:46 PM
I nailed my chicken bite in a practice last weekend"

http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo281/huminie/chicken2.jpg

huminie
03-02-2011, 02:58 PM
Here is what my rack of chicken looked like:

http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo281/huminie/chickenrack.jpg

Bigmista
03-02-2011, 03:13 PM
Looks tasty! Perhaps consider dunking the chicken in sauce instead of brushing it on.

huminie
03-02-2011, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the suggestion! I actually did dunk. :icon_blush: I need to figure out why my sauce isn't coming out completely even...although, some of it is is the lighting in the pic.

Here is how they ended up looking in the box (next time I will rotate them 90 degrees):

http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo281/huminie/chicken-2.jpg

I held off on posting these on your thread because I didn't want to jack it, but I figured things had died down enough now.

YankeeBBQ
03-02-2011, 03:36 PM
It looks good but I agree with the Virginian I prefer more color. In my case a redder color.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Q-h3dy2oFXk/Sp1mnWcBiPI/AAAAAAAAEP8/YvLORjAFm_M/s1600-h/DSC_0090.JPG