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K-Train
04-23-2012, 08:31 PM
Our chicken this weekend bombed. It was bland as all get out. But what do you all think of the apperance? I think it needed more color.
http://www.kodakgallery.com/imaging-site/services/doc/5246:782782455409/jpeg/BG

tuvok42
04-23-2012, 09:31 PM
I agree, it looks at little light but otherwise it looks great. Is that a Myron Mixon cupcake chicken formation or you own creation?

boogiesnap
04-23-2012, 09:35 PM
that'd get a 9 from me all day long. looks delicious.

i think you might be battling with amount of meat/seasoning ratios. those are some big thighs. look great, but will require more seasoning.

K-Train
04-24-2012, 04:26 AM
I agree, it looks at little light but otherwise it looks great. Is that a Myron Mixon cupcake chicken formation or you own creation?
Thanks. Nope, those guys are bone in and took some time to get shaped right.

Curly Tails
04-24-2012, 06:10 AM
K-Train , what was your scores for appearance? If that was at my table it would be a 9 on appearance. Color looks good to me. Our sauce makes ours darker but that chicken looks great.

hogzgonewild
04-24-2012, 06:31 AM
Not to hijack the thread, but along the same lines....Do you guys think most judges want a lighter color sauced chicken, as seen above, or a mahogany color like Blues Hog gives you?

ModelMaker
04-24-2012, 06:45 AM
Not to hijack the thread, but along the same lines....Do you guys think most judges want a lighter color sauced chicken, as seen above, or a mahogany color like Blues Hog gives you?


Not to hijack your hijack, but judges "don't want" anything....
They are there to judge only what you present to be judged.
Ed

K-Train
04-24-2012, 06:45 AM
K-Train , what was your scores for appearance? If that was at my table it would be a 9 on appearance. Color looks good to me. Our sauce makes ours darker but that chicken looks great.
Two 9's, two 8's, and two 7's.

K-Train
04-24-2012, 06:46 AM
Not to hijack the thread, but along the same lines....Do you guys think most judges want a lighter color sauced chicken, as seen above, or a mahogany color like Blues Hog gives you?
That actually is thinned out Blue Hog (white grape juice and another thinner sauce). I think I may have thinned it too much.

Lake Dogs
04-24-2012, 06:56 AM
I was thinking 8 myself. Yes, probably thinned too much.

tdwalker
04-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Kieth,

I don't know where the 7's came from. I judged a very similar looking box at Pork in the Park, but I think the sauce was lighter in color than yours, and I scored it a 9 on appearance (as I would yours).

The sample I had got hammered on texture. The one I judged was like biting a racketball! Really, I didn't even get through the skin with the first bite.

K-Train
04-24-2012, 10:13 AM
Kieth,

I don't know where the 7's came from. I judged a very similar looking box at Pork in the Park, but I think the sauce was lighter in color than yours, and I scored it a 9 on appearance (as I would yours).

The sample I had got hammered on texture. The one I judged was like biting a racketball! Really, I didn't even get through the skin with the first bite.
Thanks. Ours came out pretty bite through, just didn't have any flavor. Of course I only sampled one, so it could have been ours.

cpw
04-24-2012, 10:23 AM
I'm no judge, but those look damn near perfect to me.

hamiltont
04-24-2012, 10:37 AM
I'd prolly give it an 8 or 9 for Appearance my self. It's appealing enough to make me want a sample right now! Cheers!!!

Pig Headed
04-24-2012, 12:16 PM
Hey Keith, nice meeting you if only briefly. That's a nice looking box. You did a great job with the trimming.

jcpetro97
04-24-2012, 02:47 PM
hmmm.. I dunno.. maybe they got it wrong.. tell you what... cook them up the same way, and send them to my asap, I'll let you know!! ;-)

truthfully, they look good... maybe a little thin, but I think you got a lot of good feedback here....

K-Train
04-24-2012, 02:51 PM
Thanks to all who responded. I appreciate the comments. I think I won't thin the sauce as much and will season some more for sure. Thanks again.

bbq.tom
04-24-2012, 03:55 PM
Another CBJ here - I'd give it an 8, a bit light in color and the char spots (dark spots in or under the sauce) cost you a bit. I like the trim you did! The ends look like they could use a wee bit more sauce like the tops have. Those are some LARGE thighs!!!

Just my $0.02.

landarc
04-24-2012, 04:01 PM
That is a nice box, really good one. I think the color is light on the ends a bit, but, not so it would detract. They are huge, you found a good source. Bummer on the taste, of course, that would be kinda important.

K-Train
04-24-2012, 05:28 PM
That is a nice box, really good one. I think the color is light on the ends a bit, but, not so it would detract. They are huge, you found a good source. Bummer on the taste, of course, that would be kinda important.
Yeah, I hear taste is important.:razz: Got them at safeway believe it or not. Safeway brand too, I just looked over all the packs to find some with lots of skin. Only cooked 14 for the comp.

Disconnect
04-25-2012, 09:26 AM
I think those judges just hated chicken. Ours bombed (101st!) and the only thing wrong was mildly disheveled greens. (We rearranged a couple of times. Stupid.) I don't have the scoresheet in front of me, but IIRC we did ok on appearance and bombed taste. (Totally unexpected after the past few, where a 7 on taste was an unwelcome surprise..)

Turns out the pics are in the wife's phone, but I'd be curious for a brethren score if I can get her to email them over to me.

Got them!
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=609&pictureid=5533

I need to take a look at my scoresheet, but at first glance it didn't look terrible - not what we expected, but not 101st.

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Lake Dogs
04-25-2012, 09:31 AM
Appearance is weighted very low in the scoring. Bad appearance scores might knock an otherwise winning taste entry down 10% - 20% at the most, being at the bottom of the pack is going to be about tenderness and/or taste. Seek ye there.

bbq.tom
04-25-2012, 02:54 PM
I think those judges just hated chicken. Ours bombed (101st!) and the only thing wrong was mildly disheveled greens. (We rearranged a couple of times. Stupid.) I don't have the scoresheet in front of me, but IIRC we did ok on appearance and bombed taste. (Totally unexpected after the past few, where a 7 on taste was an unwelcome surprise..)

Turns out the pics are in the wife's phone, but I'd be curious for a brethren score if I can get her to email them over to me.

Got them!


I need to take a look at my scoresheet, but at first glance it didn't look terrible - not what we expected, but not 101st.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk 2

Not wanting to hijack the OP, I'd give this box an 8 on appearance - WAY TOO MUCH sauce for my liking, otherwise it looks pretty good.

mobow
04-25-2012, 03:46 PM
I must be in a hard ass mood. I'd give them both 7's. First too light and the sides look neeked (no color from smoke, spice or sauce) the second looks like the lid came off of the sauce bottle as you were pouring the sauce. Hope that helps. keith

Disconnect
04-25-2012, 03:53 PM
We were unhappy with the sauce as well. It looks heavier in the pic than it did in the box, but it was significantly thicker than our usual. (We usually do a fairly thin sauce.)

Thanks for the feedback :) Now back to our regularly scheduled OP.