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boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 04:15 PM
hi guys, i also have a question about my rib scores, but didn't want to hijack.

last contest out i received 2 6's and a 5 on tenderness with ribs that bit like this:

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seems about right to me. am i missing something? could they be TOO tender?

any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

The_Kapn
06-12-2012, 04:21 PM
Is that one of the contest ribs??

TIM

boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 04:25 PM
no, but i cook them exactly the same every time. i've practiced 100 competiton racks at least in the last year. results are currently very consistent. tendernesswise anyway. this particular rack i sauced twice. not so good.

Ford
06-12-2012, 04:45 PM
Could be dry. That seriously impacts tenderness. Did you take that bite 15 minutes after turnin or at turnin? The wait time makes a big difference. Need to cut and let it sit.

boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 04:50 PM
yup, i practice and eat just like at a comp. slice, tent for 20 minutes, let sit out for 5, and then eat.

i didn't think it was dry, does it look it?

hmmm, maybe the ones i put in the box were.

Sledneck
06-12-2012, 05:11 PM
You need to cook them more

landarc
06-12-2012, 05:17 PM
I think you need a larger data set. One competition and three judges doesn't make for a problem.

Bentley
06-12-2012, 05:22 PM
Since you asked, it looks dry and overcooked to me. Top of the rib looks like that jerky type of texture that I hate in a rib.

boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 05:58 PM
I think you need a larger data set. One competition and three judges doesn't make for a problem.

agreed, but a 5 and 6's are definately a problem.

Rich Parker
06-12-2012, 06:04 PM
I don't really think it looks dry in the pic but why did you bite the end and not the middle? Also no way for us to tell how hard you bit in to the meat or any other factor that would say it is overcooked. The rib does look a little thin.

boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 06:09 PM
bite is very soft. comes right off the bone. it was thin, it was from the thinner side of the rack.

dunno, looked like the best bit to bite. :becky:

Pitmaster T
06-12-2012, 06:18 PM
I have always wanted to send a box to KCBS judges of nothing but bones... actually one of those rib bones people eat and don't eat all of it...throwing away a bone that obviously looks like someone sucked on it... maybe about six of them... maybe a few with lipstick marks on them..oh yeah.... and a great big ole bloody severed finger sticking up.... like someone poked their shooting finger through the bottom of the styrofoam...

oh wait... set on a bed of fresh grass clippings with a hint of dog ****.... and spelled out (marked) on the opening top of the box the words...

"**** KCBS!" signed IBCA

I distinctly had a plan but I was not strong enough to get a gorillas finger off and the local junior High wood shop trash can was void of any fingers that day.... well... I simply could not make the thumb I found look like a finger anyway.

boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 06:21 PM
I have always wanted to send a box to KCBS judges of nothing but bones... actually one of those rib bones people eat and don't eat all of it...throwing away a bone that obviously looks like someone sucked on it... maybe about six of them... maybe a few with lipstick marks on them..oh yeah.... and a great big ole bloody severed finger sticking up.... like someone poked their shooting finger through the bottom of the styrofoam...

oh wait... set on a bed of fresh grass clippings with a hint of dog ****.... and spelled out (marked) on the opening top of the box the words...

"**** KCBS!" signed IBCA


barbafunkoramaque??? is that you???

Rich Parker
06-12-2012, 06:25 PM
I don't really think it looks dry in the pic but why did you bite the end and not the middle? Also no way for us to tell how hard you bit in to the meat or any other factor that would say it is overcooked. The rib does look a little thin.

Soft as in fell off in your mouth or had to actually bite it off of the bone but it still pulled clean?

WineMaster
06-12-2012, 06:30 PM
barbafunkoramaque??? is that you???

It clearly states on the bottle.
Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 06:30 PM
Soft as in fell off in your mouth or had to actually bite it off of the bone but it still pulled clean?

very little tooth pressure. but still need to use 'em a bit. more on the fell off side.

Rich Parker
06-12-2012, 08:36 PM
very little tooth pressure. but still need to use 'em a bit. more on the fell off side.

Sounds like they were overcooked. The best part of practice is getting to eat your mistakes. :grin:

Rookie'48
06-12-2012, 09:09 PM
very little tooth pressure. but still need to use 'em a bit. more on the fell off side.

Sounds like they were overcooked. The best part of practice is getting to eat your mistakes. :grin:


Ditto what Rich ^^^^^ said.

big brother smoke
06-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Yup looks overcooked on the side. Trust me, I have farked up ribs my last two comps:oops:

boogiesnap
06-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Yup looks overcooked on the side. Trust me, I have farked up ribs my last two comps:oops:

overcooked to KCBS judging standards or tasty rib standards?

i know the goal(KCBS standards)but curious.

and sorry to hear about your farked ribs.

Lake Dogs
06-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Looks like you hit perhaps an MBN standard, even possibly closer to falling off the bone that their standard, and probably not nearly firm enough (less cooked) for the KCBS standard.

Now, why they gave you 5's and 6's for that tender, I'm not certain. To me, the 5's and 6's should be for the have to gnaw at it to get some meat in your mouth... 4's if you probably cant get it there.... This should probably have been a 7 in KCBS, a 9 (of 10) probably in MBN, but hard to tell without having a rib in front of 'ya.

boogiesnap
06-13-2012, 02:40 PM
i was aiming for the wrong mark then, i suppose.

thanks everybody.

Pappy Q
06-13-2012, 04:49 PM
Looks under cooked to me

boogiesnap
06-13-2012, 08:53 PM
ok, now you guys are just farking with me right?

how can it look both over and under cooked?

Contracted Cookers
06-13-2012, 08:57 PM
bone looks dry at the bite appears alittle dry

boogiesnap
06-13-2012, 09:04 PM
bone looks dry at the bite appears alittle dry

not to get all judges class and all, but the bone is supposed to go dry a few seconds after biting the meat off. in KCBS standards anyway.

Meat & Heat
06-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Looks a little over cooked to me but who knows with the judges. Last comp I turned in a box that was overdone [looked about the same as yours] had great flavor but I knew they were overcooked. I got 8 9 two 10s and somebody gave me a 7, but I still won the catagory.
I think you need to stick with the plan and see if it happens again before you start changing things.

YankeeBBQ
06-13-2012, 09:56 PM
It doesn't really look bite through to me. The meat looks like it was torn.