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ModelMaker
09-17-2008, 01:15 PM
First contest this weekend and I have a rules question. It is not directly addressed in the rules but can you trim your meat prior to inspection?
Specifically, can I trim my chicken then vacusuck it here at home?
I think I know the answer but would like clarification.
Thanks
ModelMaker (Ed)

Countryhb
09-17-2008, 01:20 PM
KCBS...yes. As long as you don't marinate.

Transformer BBQ
09-17-2008, 01:25 PM
First contest this weekend and I have a rules question. It is not directly addressed in the rules but can you trim your meat prior to inspection?
Specifically, can I trim my chicken then vacusuck it here at home?
I think I know the answer but would like clarification.
Thanks
ModelMaker (Ed)

no rub, no injection, no flavoring of any kind... but trimming... yes, without question. (KCBS contest I assume as well)

Professor Salt
09-17-2008, 01:29 PM
Definitely yes, as stated above. What's not allowed before inspection is flavoring, marinating, or seasoning of any kind.

The Anchorman
09-17-2008, 01:38 PM
no rub, no injection, no flavoring of any kind... but trimming... yes, without question. (KCBS contest I assume as well)

Brendan,...So that's why you can come in Stealth and do as well as you do:rolleyes:

ModelMaker
09-17-2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks all, I'm off to do some chicken trimming.
ModelMaker

monty3777
09-17-2008, 02:14 PM
Good luck, bro!

DMDon
09-17-2008, 03:37 PM
Thanks all, I'm off to do some chicken trimming.
ModelMaker


Ed, Good Luck this weekend.

U2CANQUE
09-17-2008, 03:38 PM
yeah, and a true headache saver as well....one less thing to worry about, is one less thing to worry about.....

KC_Bobby
09-17-2008, 08:30 PM
You go Ed!

Bunny
09-17-2008, 09:37 PM
First contest this weekend and I have a rules question. It is not directly addressed in the rules but can you trim your meat prior to inspection?
Specifically, can I trim my chicken then vacusuck it here at home?
I think I know the answer but would like clarification.
Thanks
ModelMaker (Ed)

You can absolutely clean and trim your chicken and repack. Good luck to you.

Bunny Tuttle

Rookie'48
09-17-2008, 11:04 PM
Good luck, Ed. I like the team name & logo :biggrin:.

n-2-que
09-18-2008, 07:19 AM
can you prep mine also?? lol i am to lazy playing World of Warcraft... guess i need to load the trailer /sigh

Buster Dog BBQ
09-18-2008, 07:36 AM
Good luck, Ed. I like the team name & logo :biggrin:.

Dave, are you judging this one?

The_Kapn
09-18-2008, 05:14 PM
I can only speak for my experience with FBA and KCBS.
Both allow pre-trimming without pre-seasoning as discussed above.

However, I have been challenged to provide proof of USDA inspection for poultry that I had pre-trimmed and vacu-sucked.

At the same event, I had ribs that had been pre-trimmed and vacu-sucked in exactly the same way.
But the ribs were not questioned.

I spoke to the REP---They believed that Poultry can be grown and processed easily outside of the USDA system. Having been a FFA kid growing up, that is true.
They said it was "unlikely" that butts, brisket, and ribs were produced out side of the USDA inspection system.
So, they were requiring proof on the poultry entries if they were not in the original packaging.

Here is what they recommended---
Keep the purchase record and actual label for the meat and have it ready for the inspector.

Yeah, I know I could raise or buy "non-USDA" poultry and just buy a bit of inspected stuff and keep the record to comply.

All I am suggesting is ---"keep the records" and avoid any hassle. :-D

TIM

KC_Bobby
09-18-2008, 08:54 PM
If Bunny says it's legal, it's legal.

(she's a CBJ instructor, past board member and a competitor) She's an additional wealth of knowledge to an already knowledgable forum

And we all agree, so we all happy!:grin:

ModelMaker
09-18-2008, 08:55 PM
Should be ok on chicken, I bought it from the guy who is going to inspect the meat!!
ModelMaker