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Plowboy
04-05-2008, 11:26 PM
I don't like posting a lot of entry boxes, but you guys gotta see this. Andy and I were just flipping out over how huge this money muscle was from the pork butt we entered today. :eek: It was farking gigantic!!

Que'inKC
04-05-2008, 11:31 PM
Good God...You description this afternoon didn't do it justice!!!

HoDeDo
04-05-2008, 11:36 PM
That thing was unreal. If you find a butt like that.... buy it... Comp or not... that sucker would be GOOD EATS!!!! IT sliced amazing... and the chunks came from the slice behind it... Some of the best pork I've ever seen.

Jeff_in_KC
04-05-2008, 11:38 PM
I saw it first hand and I'm telling you the picture didn't do it justice. Never have I had anyone open a turn-in box on the way to the judging area like these guys did for me today. I about chit a brick! Unreal!

Plowboy
04-05-2008, 11:42 PM
I saw it first hand and I'm telling you the picture didn't do it justice. Never have I had anyone open a turn-in box on the way to the judging area like these guys did for me today. I about chit a brick! Unreal!

Disclaimer - We were over 40 yards away from the judges area.

Jeff_in_KC
04-05-2008, 11:44 PM
Disclaimer - We were over 40 yards away from the judges area.

LOL! Still... closed boxes usually don't get opened. That beast just HAD to be shown! I gotta look even more diligently for good pork butts now! Guys, did you find that at Sam's or somewhere else? Just kinda curious if you knew it was large when you bought it.

Plowboy
04-05-2008, 11:49 PM
LOL! Still... closed boxes usually don't get opened. That beast just HAD to be shown! I gotta look even more diligently for good pork butts now! Guys, did you find that at Sam's or somewhere else? Just kinda curious if you knew it was large when you bought it.

After the cooker went out this morning, Andy ran to TNT BBQ in P. Hill to get some pork by the pound. :rolleyes:

Jeff_in_KC
04-06-2008, 12:00 AM
After the cooker went out this morning, Andy ran to TNT BBQ in P. Hill to get some pork by the pound. :rolleyes:


:lol::lol::lol::lol: Now I KNOW you're full of it! I've had their pork! It would be DAL!

QansasjayhawQ
04-06-2008, 01:20 AM
I'll bet the table of judges that got that box about fell over backwards!

Way to go everyone! (and especially Michael)

It was nice to meet some of the brethren there today. It's a really nice site for a competition and everyone WAS friendly and helpful and 'pleasant' as advertised!

:-)

scottyd
04-06-2008, 08:06 AM
Very Nice pork boys Whew

matthew burt
04-06-2008, 08:20 AM
I'll bet the table of judges that got that box about fell over backwards!

Way to go everyone! (and especially Michael)

It was nice to meet some of the brethren there today. It's a really nice site for a competition and everyone WAS friendly and helpful and 'pleasant' as advertised!

:-)
yeah I bet they did.

watertowerbbq
04-06-2008, 08:54 AM
how did it score?

Pickin' Porkers
04-06-2008, 09:53 AM
Yes...how did it score? Now, being a NC guy, I was amused that the pork was sliced and chunked....then had sauce poured over it. Is that how someone should turn in a pork box in MO, KS or other states out that way? Here, I turn in chopped and pulled without the sauce being seen. It's always good to understand how meat should be presented in other areas of the country.

smknwhlswife
04-06-2008, 10:26 AM
how did it score?

Here is the Pork score
9 9 8
5 8 7
9 9 9
8 9 9
8 9 9
9 7 7

Total of 170.8574

smknwhlswife
04-06-2008, 10:28 AM
Yes...how did it score? Now, being a NC guy, I was amused that the pork was sliced and chunked....then had sauce poured over it. Is that how someone should turn in a pork box in MO, KS or other states out that way? Here, I turn in chopped and pulled without the sauce being seen. It's always good to understand how meat should be presented in other areas of the country.

As you can see with the one of the scores above at least 1 judge did NOT like it that way. But most judges are ok with not getting pulled.

Solidkick
04-06-2008, 12:07 PM
OMG! That is unreal!

Plowboy
04-06-2008, 01:57 PM
Yes...how did it score? Now, being a NC guy, I was amused that the pork was sliced and chunked....then had sauce poured over it. Is that how someone should turn in a pork box in MO, KS or other states out that way? Here, I turn in chopped and pulled without the sauce being seen. It's always good to understand how meat should be presented in other areas of the country.

It gets turned in every which way here. Some people swear by having pulled in the box, some people swear that you must have slices. Some mix with sauce, some naked.

I have my way of doing it, but I KNOW that it is not the only way. I know how some other teams present and they do as well or better with very different presentations.

Pickin' Porkers
04-06-2008, 03:01 PM
Would you say the majority of teams turn in boxes similar to what is posted on this thread?

They looked pretty decent and the appearance scores were pretty high. I suspect here those scores would have been in the 6's & 7's......

Jeff_in_KC
04-06-2008, 03:37 PM
Seems to me that in the KC area, you need to have sliced pork in the box to do well consistently. I turn in chopped and sliced. I quit using pulled. Never did well with it.

Hey QansasJayhawQ, how the hell did I miss meeting you out here? Did you stick around for awards?

Pickin' Porkers
04-06-2008, 06:20 PM
Jeff....about how thick do they like it sliced? What about chicken? Do they like sliced breasts....thighs.......legs.....?

As a judge in this area I rarely see any chicken other than thighs but judged in Lakeland, Fl and someone turned in a nice box of sliced breasts and two legs. I am just wondering if they do the same out that way.

Jeff_in_KC
04-06-2008, 07:08 PM
Jeff....about how thick do they like it sliced? What about chicken? Do they like sliced breasts....thighs.......legs.....?

As a judge in this area I rarely see any chicken other than thighs but judged in Lakeland, Fl and someone turned in a nice box of sliced breasts and two legs. I am just wondering if they do the same out that way.

We slice our's a bit thicker than we would brisket slices... probably because the slices are bigger with the fat connecting the different muscles... don't want it falling apart. Generally we slice the money muscle a little thicker, depending on how we're going to show it off.

Chicken, heck no! No slicing there! And around KC, it's become a candied thigh contest. :lol:

Pickin' Porkers
04-07-2008, 08:04 AM
It seems that chicken IS moving towards a very sweet sauce. Even though there is a considerable distance between Memphis and KC, I wonder how well a sauce like Interstate would do in KC since Interstate is a Memphis style sauce. I love the stuff and have relatives mail me some from Memphis periodically.

I understand Head Country does very well in KC on pork and chicken. Do you agree?

swamprb
04-07-2008, 09:23 AM
So was this something you guys just decided to take a chance with, or is this a common turn in? You guys must have been confident in that hunk of pork!
Looks good!

Captain Caveman
04-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Todd, Did you take any pics of this butt before you cooked it? Just wondering what to look for.

Plowboy
04-07-2008, 02:11 PM
Todd, Did you take any pics of this butt before you cooked it? Just wondering what to look for.

Want me to cook it for you, too? :wink: Look for a BIG butt.

jbrink01
04-07-2008, 03:15 PM
I like big butts and I cannot lie.......sorry! Had to do it.

Captain Caveman
04-07-2008, 03:56 PM
Want me to cook it for you, too? :wink: Look for a BIG butt.

are you offering? sugar creek? J/K

I didn't realize you meant the whole butt was large.

stan
04-07-2008, 04:13 PM
I saw it first hand and I'm telling you the picture didn't do it justice. Never have I had anyone open a turn-in box on the way to the judging area like these guys did for me today. I about chit a brick! Unreal!

Ditto - He opened it for me too. That was farkin unreal!

Plowboy
04-07-2008, 09:08 PM
So was this something you guys just decided to take a chance with, or is this a common turn in? You guys must have been confident in that hunk of pork!
Looks good!

We had to show that sucker off. Wouldn't you?