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K-Train
09-04-2012, 05:42 PM
Here is our brisket from Smokin On The Bay this past weekend. Got hammered on appearance. What do you all think?
http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj575/KTremel/4dde8e8a.jpg

Rich Parker
09-04-2012, 05:45 PM
Pieces look a tad thick (might be the angle of the camera) and a tad dry but the burnt ends look good.

Ford
09-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Needs more wow factor. Glaze on ends, beef drippings on the slices. I'm not a fan of ends on the side. I like bigger slices that fill the box with ends at the back. Also could use more slices. Fill the box!

BABYGOTBUTT
09-04-2012, 06:00 PM
Do you inject? Looks like some streaking in the meat (some darker areas vs. some lighter areas). The arrangement looks really good. I think they got you on the slices not being uniform in color. IMHO.

Teamfour
09-04-2012, 06:18 PM
I would trim the flat so slices will fit in box BEFORE cooking. That way the ends of the slices aren't squared off.

sdbbq1234
09-04-2012, 06:21 PM
Got hammered? Like as in, what were your scores on appearance? Does not look too bad to me. A little dry looking, maybe slices might be too thick, and I agree, add more slices.

Overall, does not look to shabby to me.

Did you get any comment cards?

Interested in what the scores were.

wallace

Teamfour
09-04-2012, 06:27 PM
Got hammered? Like as in, what were your scores on appearance?

From another post by Keith:

Brisket (ouch) 6,7,7,8,7,7

EMTTLC
09-04-2012, 09:55 PM
Wow, I see a solid 8.

huminie
09-04-2012, 10:17 PM
To me it looks dry and I can definitely see the injection stains.

Sawdustguy
09-05-2012, 08:13 AM
I agree, it looks very dry.

tmcmaster
09-05-2012, 01:48 PM
Can't really tell if there is a 'shine' on the slices, due to the photo, but, I'd say a solid 8, just judging as it is presented.

cvath
09-05-2012, 02:41 PM
It looks thick, dry, unevenly colored and I'm not sure if it's the angle of the picture, but they look sliced on the bottom which make them look strangely unnatural. Sorry, but I can't think of a better word. 7 seems like a fair score.

K-Train
09-05-2012, 02:52 PM
It looks thick, dry, unevenly colored and I'm not sure if it's the angle of the picture, but they look sliced on the bottom which make them look strangely unnatural. Sorry, but I can't think of a better word. 7 seems like a fair score.

They are sliced on the bottom to get rid of some of the fat.

cvath
09-05-2012, 03:15 PM
They are sliced on the bottom to get rid of some of the fat.

Okay, well as Teamfour said trim before cooking.

bam
09-05-2012, 08:38 PM
The lawn looked great a little more shine on the meat. Like I would know but you asked and we were nbors at Pork in the Park so I reply.

Will the Grill
09-05-2012, 09:34 PM
slices do look a little dry, could have used 1 or 2 more slices. Burnt ends look great, could have been a litte more uniform in size. All in all a great looking box, a solid 8

Mr Goodtimes BBQ Club
09-06-2012, 09:12 PM
Looks dry, needs a glaze of some sort.

SmokeAndSwill
09-07-2012, 04:04 PM
I took a five-year sabbabtical from competing, and it has been eight years since I took the CBJ class... have done a few comps this year to ease back into it and finding some things have changed and trying to get a handle on it all.

Someone please help me here with the reasoning behind getting marked down for the square edges on the brisket. Does that make it look less appetizing? Is that something mentioned in judging class?

Big Mike
09-07-2012, 04:40 PM
Some folks just don't like to see the squared off edges. There is nothing about it in the CBJ class. Personally, I just prefer a natural looking slice so I try and make sure my slices fit in the box without having to trim the edges. However, I have had to trim the edges a couple of times and it seems to have had no affect on my score from the judges

Q-Dat
09-07-2012, 11:37 PM
Am I the only one that can't see a picture? All I see is a yellow smiley.

Big Mike
09-08-2012, 08:00 AM
Hmmm. I click the link and it takes me to his pic on photobucket

Drh7003
09-08-2012, 04:52 PM
I would say the bottom piece looks a little dry. Shine always helps.