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Q-Dat
03-16-2013, 02:30 PM
10 Minutes, 1 head of Green Leaf Lettuce.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/y4abahet.jpg

Kave Dweller
03-16-2013, 02:32 PM
I've always used curly leaf green lettuce, way faster, looks scores fine, now it's the pesky taste score.

swamprb
03-16-2013, 03:58 PM
Nice!

I'm gonna go Pitmaster T/Popdaddy on you though--

Archie Bell & The Drells - "Tighten Up" on Upbeat! (LIve!) - YouTube

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/PNWBA/McLendons/IMG_3769.jpg

It's still a Parsley contest!

Q-Dat
03-16-2013, 06:06 PM
Haha yep! That's where I was headed before I ran out of lettuce!

smokeisgood
03-16-2013, 10:01 PM
10 Minutes, 1 head of Green Leaf Lettuce.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/y4abahet.jpg
So did you just use the ends of the lettuce, or chop the whole thing?

Southern Home Boy
03-16-2013, 11:52 PM
As a judge, it's hard. I don't score on the garnish, but I really hate having to defoliate my piece before I bite into it. The Putting Greens look nice and display the meat well, but the little bits and pieces that stick to everything are annoying. I do take special care not to figure that into my scores though. I promise.

So, I really like this approach. You get the same effect without turning your turn-in into a parsley-covered mess.

Q-Dat
03-17-2013, 12:44 AM
So did you just use the ends of the lettuce, or chop the whole thing?

I used the darker green curly ends of the leaves. I rolled them up and used scissors to cut them to the right length so that when they stood up, they were the right height. You have to get several of the little rolls in there before they start standing on their own. I will probably buy 5 heads of lettuce for Hammond next week. 1 head per box, and another to fill in any gaps.

Q-Dat
03-17-2013, 12:52 AM
As a judge, it's hard. I don't score on the garnish, but I really hate having to defoliate my piece before I bite into it.

This is really my biggest reason for wanting to switch. I wonder how many taste scores have suffered over the years because of a parsley fragment that stuck to a piece of meat and was not noticed. Also, I know that judges are SUPPOSED to remove any garnish stuck to the meat before sampling, but I am sure that there are those out there that will bite it with parsley stuck to it anyway knowing that its there.

Q-Dat
03-17-2013, 12:56 AM
FWIW I threw some ribs in there to see how it would look.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/yte3asav.jpg

It was a crappy hurried presentation, but I do not feel that the lettuce was to blame. Simply rib placement.

boogiesnap
03-17-2013, 06:10 AM
Nice!

I'm gonna go Pitmaster T/Popdaddy on you though--

Archie Bell & The Drells - "Tighten Up" on Upbeat! (LIve!) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diadZbYpvGk)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/PNWBA/McLendons/IMG_3769.jpg

It's still a Parsley contest!

dayum, that's a tight box.

there's a team that posts over in BBQcritic and uses lettuce. they show up from time to time and you can tell it's the same team. they are quite beautiful.

Yleekyoti
03-17-2013, 07:13 AM
Nice!!! Thanks for the thread..I find parsley annoying...LOL

Q-Dat
03-17-2013, 10:58 AM
Nice!!! Thanks for the thread..I find parsley annoying...LOL

We should start a Parsley resistance group!

Yleekyoti
03-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Viva La Resistance!!!!

Scottie
03-17-2013, 11:30 AM
A parsley resistance, pork parting and banning pellets cookers! Let's unite!!!!

Kave Dweller
03-17-2013, 11:32 AM
I used the darker green curly ends of the leaves. I rolled them up and used scissors to cut them to the right length so that when they stood up, they were the right height. You have to get several of the little rolls in there before they start standing on their own. I will probably buy 5 heads of lettuce for Hammond next week. 1 head per box, and another to fill in any gaps.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/18/2yhy2yze.jpg

What I do

Rich Parker
03-17-2013, 11:35 AM
A parsley resistance, pork parting and banning pellets cookers! Let's unite!!!!

Don't forget about pork collars and gas & electric cookers!

Kave Dweller
03-17-2013, 11:39 AM
A parsley resistance, pork parting and banning pellets cookers! Let's unite!!!!

I've heard your daughter(s) will build boxes at comps?

Yleekyoti
03-17-2013, 11:52 AM
A parsley resistance, pork parting and banning pellets cookers! Let's unite!!!!

Whoa now...pellethead wannabe here...

Hawg Father of Seoul
03-17-2013, 12:44 PM
Whoa now...pellethead wannabe here...

SHHH I think Scottie might have a little intimate knowledge of a FEC.

swamprb
03-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Don't forget about pork collars and gas & electric cookers!

Feel the CT Butt love!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/IMG_2011.jpg

Imagine those lovely medallions spread across a box of tight lettuce rosettes!

Dragline
03-18-2013, 09:33 AM
Scottie's turning into a rabble rouser!


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Q-Dat
03-18-2013, 09:42 AM
Maybe instead of a Parsley Resistance we should call it a "Parsley Ceasefire".

Kave Dweller
03-18-2013, 01:36 PM
Maybe instead of a Parsley Resistance we should call it a "Parsley Ceasefire".

If we all weren't shady as fark and honest with each other we could hold a "parsley ceasefire" but even my close BBQ competition buddies I wouldn't trust. We could all sit down and say "no greens" and they would all turn in the greatest green boxes ever.

Q-Dat
04-15-2013, 08:53 PM
Just in case anybody wondered how it scores. It didn't stop me from getting all 9's on appearance on this box.

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
04-15-2013, 08:55 PM
What took so long :wacko:

nucornhusker
04-15-2013, 09:14 PM
Just in case anybody wondered how it scores. It didn't stop me from getting all 9's on appearance on this box.Good to know.

Thanks for the update.

Q-Dat
04-15-2013, 09:20 PM
ok here's the pic that was supposed to show up but did not.

bbq.tom
04-16-2013, 07:51 AM
One other comment about parsley that is a negative - if you put meat onto your parsley bed too hot you can get parsley flavor transference. I've experienced this - I've picked off ALL the parsley, but still get a strong parsley flavor. And YES, I did take a bite off the other side after examining the meat for ANY parsley remnents and still got the parsley flavor.

big matt
04-16-2013, 08:16 AM
A parsley resistance, pork parting and banning pellets cookers! Let's unite!!!!

Can we at least wait until summer hits..right now its that time of year when you get those giant broccoli heads that fill a box quickly..I'm with you though when all you can find is that wilted crap.