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"Bone to Bark" BBQ
04-29-2012, 07:34 PM
Can I get some opinions on this chicken box? We were practicing mainly on the garnish, as I did not spend the time trimming and sizing the pieces as I would have for competition. Tell me what you think, just don't be too brutal! Thanks, I think :icon_blush:

Uncle Buds BBQ
04-29-2012, 07:56 PM
We don't judge garnish.....but....if you want to know how you compare to other turn ins....

I would lose the row of green in the middle. Better to have all of the parsley as one flat plane.

I like the color of your chicken!

boogiesnap
04-29-2012, 08:11 PM
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Twelvegaugepump
04-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Meat is buried. Probably a 7 at best from me. Greens should be a bed for the meat, not a blanket.

Lake Dogs
04-29-2012, 08:21 PM
Meat ON garnish; not in it. That, or skip garnish altogether.

jketron
04-29-2012, 08:43 PM
As said we don't judge garnish but do keep the meat on top of it not embedded in it

Red Valley BBQ
04-29-2012, 09:23 PM
Make a "putting green" of parsley and put your meats on top of it.

Outnumbered
04-29-2012, 09:27 PM
The green strip in the middle makes me think you're trying to hide something on the chicken. I'd lose that. I think that is why it looks like the chicken is buried in the garnish.

gmholler
04-29-2012, 09:36 PM
The chicken seems a little light; I would wonder about its doneness.

Lynn H.

Fornia
04-29-2012, 09:38 PM
The chicken seems a little light; I would wonder about its doneness.

Lynn H.

Light color = undercooked? Does a darker sauce appeal to the judges?

Uncle Buds BBQ
04-29-2012, 09:46 PM
The chicken seems a little light; I would wonder about its doneness.

Lynn H.
Lynn - USDA wants chicken to be at 165 degrees. I know I can get it to 165 and come out very light in color so it would certainly be done.

As a cook it is harder to get the light color verses a dark one.

bbq.tom
04-29-2012, 09:50 PM
As a CBJ I'd echo the comments listed above - the garnish should be a platform for the meat to sit on top of. As far as the "lightness" of the color, it might look a wee bit better if it were a little darker, but this truly looks pretty good.

Just my $0.02.

CivilWarBBQ
04-29-2012, 10:57 PM
We've taken first with light chicken; I wouldn't sweat the color. More important is keeping a consistent coating, yours is a bit blotchy.

As others said, make the greens the background, not on top. Of course your trimming could improve, but you already said that. :wink:

NRA4Life
04-30-2012, 06:21 AM
6. Even out the sizes/trim better, don't bury the chicken in the garnish, needs a little more color.

"Bone to Bark" BBQ
04-30-2012, 10:47 AM
The chicken seems a little light; I would wonder about its doneness.

Lynn H.
The internal temperature was 175 +. I would not turn in chicken that was not done!

Ford
04-30-2012, 11:03 AM
Lynn - USDA wants chicken to be at 165 degrees. I know I can get it to 165 and come out very light in color so it would certainly be done.

As a cook it is harder to get the light color verses a dark one.

USDA changed to 155 for chicken in 2010. But too be safe in comps I'd cook higher. Mine is actually around 190.

If you cover for part of the cook then it stays lighter.

Uncle Buds BBQ
04-30-2012, 11:21 AM
USDA changed to 155 for chicken in 2010. But too be safe in comps I'd cook higher. Mine is actually around 190.

If you cover for part of the cook then it stays lighter.
Ford - You sure that applies to poultry? Just wondering because this is the guideline we have been using that came out 2011.

"The safe cooking temperature for all poultry products, including ground chicken and turkey, remains at 165 F."

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news/NR_052411_01/index.asp

Dave

1 FAT HOG BBQ
04-30-2012, 09:45 PM
Bone, I would really try to make all 6 pieces look the same & just a flat bed of parsley, you got a 7...:)

1 FAT HOG BBQ
04-30-2012, 09:51 PM
forgot to add, I think you are pushing with 165, I like 175 in the thigh, you don't want any raw chicken, judges really watch for a little blood.....just my .02

"Bone to Bark" BBQ
05-01-2012, 07:10 PM
forgot to add, I think you are pushing with 165, I like 175 in the thigh, you don't want any raw chicken, judges really watch for a little blood.....just my .02
I was running 175+ on the IT.....

rcorun
05-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Chicken that looks like chicken :grin: :clap2:
On the greens loose the landing strip not that we look at the greens :tape: