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toys4dlr
05-19-2008, 11:23 PM
Ok, I am new to the "Putting Green" and I wanted to give it a try. In the past I have use just a little green leaf. Please let me know what you guys think look the best

Standard Green Leaf from a comp last year.

http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/20795/2746772230080213774S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2746772230080213774hblmui)

The Putting green Test from tonight

http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/22641/2884092150080213774S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2884092150080213774NTZybe)

Which looks better??

Thanks

David

Jeff_in_KC
05-19-2008, 11:37 PM
Put that chicken from the first box on the putting green in the second and you have a winner!

BBQ Grail
05-19-2008, 11:38 PM
I'd eat them both!

KC_Bobby
05-19-2008, 11:56 PM
I personally like the chicken from tonight on tonight's box.

Professor Salt
05-20-2008, 12:28 AM
Put that chicken from the first box on the putting green in the second and you have a winner!

Ditto. The parsley bed looks great.

SP
05-20-2008, 01:54 AM
Put that chicken from the first box on the putting green in the second and you have a winner!

Agreed

Ford
05-20-2008, 04:19 AM
The parsley bed looks good. Now the type A in me says that it could use a little work. On the sides it could be filled in more so there's an even line of parsley along the side of the box. After all we are talking putting green here. Maybe even more parsley all around. You should be able to put your hand on it and press down and just leave a little indentation.

Jeff_in_KC
05-20-2008, 07:56 AM
Since putting greens are such a pain in the arse and time consuming, it would make it easier (and level the playing field for those who don't like the greens) to cut 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch squares of the green astroturf outdoor carpeting a have KCBS hand out four of them, one for each box, at cook's meeting. Perfect greens (and identical to everyone else's) every time. This was Bubba's idea and I think it's a pretty damned good one. :wink: They just get turned back in after each event, washed, sanitized and ready for the next week. Imagine building your box taking all of five seconds... open box, insert carpet, close box. :-D

KC_Bobby
05-20-2008, 08:52 AM
Jeff, I'm sold on that idea.

toys4dlr
05-20-2008, 09:15 AM
Since putting greens are such a pain in the arse and time consuming, it would make it easier (and level the playing field for those who don't like the greens) to cut 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch squares of the green astroturf outdoor carpeting a have KCBS hand out four of them, one for each box, at cook's meeting. Perfect greens (and identical to everyone else's) every time. This was Bubba's idea and I think it's a pretty damned good one. :wink: They just get turned back in after each event, washed, sanitized and ready for the next week. Imagine building your box taking all of five seconds... open box, insert carpet, close box. :-D

I have my driving range mat in the back yard, I can just cut the 4 pieces out. It would make it a lot easier.

I am with you all on the chicken in the boxes. The ones from last night were just a test, so I only cooked 6 and did not trim as well as I normally do. The chicken in the first box got us 2nd out of 47 teams last year at rawhide in AZ. It was our second event ever.

Thanks for the help, as I have never used the putting green thing. However, I think it looks better too.

Does it hold up and look as well for all the other turn-in's???

tony76248
05-20-2008, 11:38 AM
Second box looked great as far as the garnish goes. Good luck at your next comp.

n-2-que
05-20-2008, 12:26 PM
i agree #1 chicken in #2 garnished box

beam boys bbq
05-20-2008, 03:56 PM
Put that chicken from the first box on the putting green in the second and you have a winner!


i am with jeff on this one

york

VGuilford
05-21-2008, 12:36 PM
Does everyone know Jeff doesn't do very well on chicken turn-ins??? :lol: j/k

MrSmoker
05-21-2008, 01:53 PM
I like the putting green, but i wonder if the parsley is going to stick to the chicken when the judges pick it up.

mds2
05-21-2008, 02:14 PM
I like the putting green, but i wonder if the parsley is going to stick to the chicken when the judges pick it up.

What does that matter?

Pitbull
05-21-2008, 02:20 PM
The second one,

MrSmoker
05-21-2008, 03:21 PM
What does that matter?
The judges might get upset if they have to pick parsley off the chicken before they can taste it and therefore affect the appearance score.

toys4dlr
05-21-2008, 03:46 PM
The judges might get upset if they have to pick parsley off the chicken before they can taste it and therefore affect the appearance score.


It is a good question and I know it has been beat to death on the forum in the past. I did pick up the test box and most of the time the parsley did not stick. I think because most of it is held in place from the cut green leaf under the parsley.

However, my thought is that the appearance score is down prior to the judges picking out the chicken.

This is where the discussion goes south in the past. Myself, as a CBJ Judge, I would pick off any of the garnish that stuck to it. But, I am a simple person (No big words please :-D) and I do not think that the cook would have meant for the garnish to be part of the food. In fact, I think that would not be allow by KCBS rules. However, it has been discuss that some would eat the garnish instead of removing it. Assuming that fact, I am sure the taste score would go down. Hopefully you only have one of those types at your table and that score of 3 for taste gets thrown out. :-D

I guess it is a coin toss and I am going to try the "putting green" for all of the boxes at the next event this weekend. I hope the product is good, that after all is the whole point.

Thanks for the help and I appreciate and welcome any other thought or opinions.


david

Dale P
05-21-2008, 08:53 PM
fine job

Neal
05-21-2008, 10:18 PM
The judges might get upset if they have to pick parsley off the chicken before they can taste it and therefore affect the appearance score.

I wouldn't worry about it...

swamprb
05-22-2008, 07:56 PM
Nice job on the chicken and the putting green! I had the same concerns with the parsley sticking, and wiped a lot of sauce off the bottoms of the thighs. Second Place.
989
977
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988

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Professor Salt
05-22-2008, 10:02 PM
989
977
999
688
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988


A six? :?:

swamprb
05-23-2008, 04:52 AM
A six? :?:

Must have been standing on his/her head?

BigdogKC
05-24-2008, 03:53 PM
Odds are that if you are good enough to worry about your putting skills you are already a long distance driver. I say tee it up and let em both fly!!

Jorge
05-24-2008, 03:58 PM
Even out the sides a little more as Ford suggested. The gaps that expose the box can be distracting.