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Bigjim4x
04-02-2008, 12:09 AM
I just wanted to get some opinion's on what you would score this chicken box.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/bigjim4x/BBQ/Hammond08010.jpg

Professor Salt
04-02-2008, 12:23 AM
I'd score that a 6 or 7.

Minus: To my eye, there's too much excess skin on the piece at left. The skin looks thick and not tender enough to bite through. Excuse my crassness, but it looks like foreskin. I would have put that piece in the back.

Plus:Good color on the skin. Nicely plump thighs. Size and shape look consistent enough to show that you cherrypicked your turn in pieces.

HoDeDo
04-02-2008, 12:35 AM
7 or 8 here. Color, size, and shape are good. Agree with the Prof. on the left front piece... that sucker looks down right odd with the excess skin. I would have tucked that under.... or hidden it at the back.

Nitrofly
04-02-2008, 12:47 AM
I would score it an 8...
if you had hidden the front piece
that looks deformed I would have given it
a 9.. I can't wait to taste that chicken..
mmm Send me a piece so I can finish my
judging slip :icon_blush:

Bigjim4x
04-02-2008, 12:59 AM
There is actually meat under that piece of skin. It just wasn't trimmed very well.

Mutha Chicken BBQ
04-02-2008, 01:10 AM
Big Jim,

Gotta go with an 8-9,

Color is wonderfull, The bottom right piece has my name written all over it.

Skin does apear thick and not tender though. But I can't judge down on that untill I taste.

Also the Garnish seems to be off on the left hand side, May want to touch that up just a tad. And re-arrange the Barry Bonds piece that worked it's way into your box,................................ Mabey it was just a cream but I don't think HGH is legal in KCBS!!!! :-P

Very Nice effort and nice looking box.

cmcadams
04-02-2008, 06:10 AM
I'm thinking 7-8. They're just a bit too big to me, and that bottom left thigh needs some work. It almost doesn't look done, i.e. very bright red. It doesn't make me want to reach out and grab a piece of chicken. I wouldn't say I'd count it down because the skin doesn't look tender; that's another score, and I don't really think skin should count against the cook as bbq chicken by its nature doesn't have crisp skin.

Ford
04-02-2008, 06:29 AM
8. good even color. As you already said it's not the best trimming effort but I only score down a little for that. Do a better job and get even color like that with a nice parsley bed and it's a 9.

CajunSmoker
04-02-2008, 07:59 AM
I would give it an 8. If that front left thigh wasn't shaped odd it would have been a 9.

I like that color a lot.:cool: Is that some of the new sponsors rub?

WannaBeBBQueen
04-02-2008, 09:11 AM
7...that one piece...lol, nice work:biggrin:

BBQ_Mayor
04-02-2008, 09:12 AM
I'd give it an 8. Looks like a nice even color. And like everybody else, change or trim that one in front and your talking a 9 for sure.
I was a little shocked to see a 6-7. I could maybe see a 7 but for sure not a 6. Average? no way! The only thing wrong is that big piece in front.

matthew burt
04-02-2008, 09:28 AM
I'd give it an 8. Looks like a nice even color. And like everybody else, change or trim that one in front and your talking a 9 for sure.
I was a little shocked to see a 6-7. I could maybe see a 7 but for sure not a 6. Average? no way! The only thing wrong is that big piece in front.
I agree a 100% would of been a 9 if the funky looking front left piece would of got trimmed, other than that its beautiful.

butts a fire
04-02-2008, 10:16 AM
That is a pretty good looking box of chicken. If I were judging it I would probably give it an 8 like several others have said that one piece just jumps out to you that it doesn't belong, But I like the color and shine so much on everything and the bed of greens looks good to me.

Sledneck
04-02-2008, 10:29 AM
I would give it an 8. What were the actual scores?

paydabill
04-02-2008, 10:30 AM
I would go with an 9 - I do not remeber anywhere in the judging class that says i should judge down if the pieces are not uniformed.

It looks good and makes me want to grab a piece and eat it up.

Now I am hungry - thanks.

CharlieBeasley
04-02-2008, 10:40 AM
I would have said an 8 The one piece would not have been enough to go up a number and the greenery was just a little uneven Solid 8. Good looking box!

VGuilford
04-02-2008, 12:51 PM
An 8 here

Roo-B-Q'N
04-02-2008, 01:05 PM
I would have given an 9, but that one piece . . . no it does not say to judge down if not uniform, but as you are judging appearance, uniformity is a must.

Case in point, the Rockettes.

http://www.msg.com/mediaStore/r/rccs_2007_6.jpg

jbrink01
04-02-2008, 01:13 PM
You guys are all commenting on the good color. For my pallete, it's too light. I always feel better off with a few "crispy" spots / bit darker color. Comments please....

BTW - 7.

Ron_L
04-02-2008, 01:32 PM
I'd also give it an 8. That one piece sticks out since it is overlapping the edge of the box. The garnish could be more even all they way around, too.

Podge
04-02-2008, 02:01 PM
I'd give it an 8.. very nice color, but looks a bit over-sauced. Uniformity I think is almost there !.. try to pick out the order on where your thighs are at in the box, ie: some thighs would look much better in a different spot, like that left one that everyone is commenting on... if it was placed in the middle, might have looked better... but all in all, i think you should be proud of that box.

Mokin Bandit
04-02-2008, 05:44 PM
You guys are all commenting on the good color. For my pallete, it's too light. I always feel better off with a few "crispy" spots / bit darker color. Comments please....

BTW - 7.

I sort of agree here.

Leeper
04-02-2008, 08:28 PM
8 - great color but the off sized piece takes it from a 9

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
04-02-2008, 08:36 PM
come do my chicken!! looks great an 8+ from me!

QDoc
04-02-2008, 09:38 PM
Appearance -8 everything good except for one piece. Why did you choose to put the chicken's pooper in with all those thighs? :) great job!

BBQ_Mayor
04-03-2008, 08:46 AM
You guys are all commenting on the good color. For my pallete, it's too light. I always feel better off with a few "crispy" spots / bit darker color. Comments please....

BTW - 7.


Your judging on what the cook presents to you. As far as I'm concern, light or dark color, this guy nailed it with a consistant color on all pieces.
You could never tell if there are "crispy" spots by looking at it. Maybe dark spots and IMO that would look blochy and I would probably score down for it.

FatBoyz
04-03-2008, 10:18 AM
i know everyone is givin ya 8 but i really would give it a 9 when i looked at the box i really wanted to eat it i am pissed i dont get to try it

Dustaway
04-03-2008, 06:58 PM
Considering that I know the guy I would score it just a 6



Just to fark with him

Actually it is damn nice score it a 8.5

Bigjim4x
04-04-2008, 06:50 PM
Considering that I know the guy I would score it just a 6.

I'm not sure if your insulting me or my chicken :icon_bugeyed