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Rick's Tropical Delight
07-14-2009, 06:47 PM
here's my boxes from last weekend. (flash photos inside the rv)
you be the judge.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/comp/ohiovetcomp09-010.jpg
888 999 898 977 877 887 8th

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/comp/ohiovetcomp09-015.jpg
889 877 998 788 999 899 5th

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/comp/ohiovetcomp09-017.jpg
866 978 888 988 978 899 11th

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/comp/ohiovetcomp09-021.jpg
888 868 966 976 877 988 25th

9th overall of 42. :biggrin:

roxikitties7
07-14-2009, 07:12 PM
looks a+ to me

MilitantSquatter
07-14-2009, 07:15 PM
The chicken and ribs looks great

Pork appearance scores were good.. I am a big fan of the large chunks.. Maybe only way to improve there with that layout was not have only bark showing on those two pieces. Makes the box a bit too dark and not as tasty looking.


Brisket looks good too.. Appears taste was a problem. My only thought on the brisket was that slices might be too heavily sauced. Nice bark though !!

Overall, great showing.. congrats !!!!

bbqstudent
07-14-2009, 07:15 PM
Great job! I'm completely new but I've never seen a pork entry quite like that. Have you gotten better scores with that over a more shredded look with some bark?

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-14-2009, 07:21 PM
thanks, guys.

that was the first time i sauced pork and brisket for a comp and that was my best pork finish yet. i'm still new to comps so i'm kind of trying to figure out what to do. i was lucky to make all the turn-ins on time...

Sidw
07-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Nice job Rick & congrats on the calls - the calls do get addictive - Well at least that is what I have been told.

It was nice being setup next to you again this year - especially when the Boat Eggs came of the BGE. Thanks for the breakfast.

Alexa RnQ
07-14-2009, 08:42 PM
Very pretty!

Buster Dog BBQ
07-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Ribs look good but I would guess you took the one on the right from a second rack. Try putting the odd bone on the side by itself next time. Seems to work. Brisket may have been a little too thick. All looks great. Congrats.

Dale P
07-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Looks great Rick.

ZILLA
07-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Good work Rick!

The Pickled Pig
07-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Look's really good Rick and congrats on the Top 10 finish. Try wiping down the edges of your box so judges can't tell you just spritzed the shine on the meat. And black isn't necessarily beautiful on pork and brisket. You picked some really nice pulled pieces for your pork but if you separate them in the box like that they tend to cool down and harden more than if they were bunched together.

Rhapsody
07-14-2009, 09:55 PM
Looks really good. I would score the chicken and ribs 9s for sure and I don't give those out easy. I would include some shredded pork, but those look awesome too.

Skip
07-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Very nice.

swamprb
07-15-2009, 12:15 AM
Nice work Rick! What contest was this?

Bentley
07-15-2009, 12:24 AM
They are 4 solid 8's could be some 9's in there if it was live! Very intresting pork presentation, I have always perfered chunks to cat food, I will probably be stealing that for our next KCBS contest! :twisted:

Diva Q
07-15-2009, 12:26 AM
they look good.

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-15-2009, 05:23 AM
thanks everyone.

Nice job Rick & congrats on the calls - the calls do get addictive - Well at least that is what I have been told.

It was nice being setup next to you again this year - especially when the Boat Eggs came of the BGE. Thanks for the breakfast.

you're very welcome, sid

Ribs look good but I would guess you took the one on the right from a second rack. Try putting the odd bone on the side by itself next time. Seems to work. Brisket may have been a little too thick. All looks great. Congrats.

yep, i had to steal a bone from a different slab because i butchered the 6th rib from the slab where the other 5 came from. i was running out of time so i had to go with it... i had that bone on the other side of the other 5 at first, then i decided it looked better on the right side.

brisket wasn't my best, but i have trouble with briskets all the time. the bark was getting messed up if i tried to slice thinner. maybe i need a better brisket knife. thanks for the tips.

Look's really good Rick and congrats on the Top 10 finish. Try wiping down the edges of your box so judges can't tell you just spritzed the shine on the meat. And black isn't necessarily beautiful on pork and brisket. You picked some really nice pulled pieces for your pork but if you separate them in the box like that they tend to cool down and harden more than if they were bunched together.

i didn't spritz the boxes, that's flash reflection on the styrofoam. the shine was from a sauce dunk. the black really wasn't that black in person... flash kind of enhanced the darkness i guess. but the pork and brisket bark was pretty dark anyway. not much i could do about that at that point. thanks for the tips.

Nice work Rick! What contest was this?

that was the ohio vet bbq comp in kettering, oh...

tony76248
07-15-2009, 06:45 AM
Those boxes looked good. Keep up the good work.

I did have a few questions for you though....

How long did it take you to prep your boxes prior to adding the meat?

After the fact, do you think you should have added more pork to that box?

Buster Dog BBQ
07-15-2009, 07:04 AM
brisket wasn't my best, but i have trouble with briskets all the time. the bark was getting messed up if i tried to slice thinner. maybe i need a better brisket knife. thanks for the tips.





Cutlery and More has the Forschner Graton Slicer for a great price. Great brisket knife.

bignburlyman
07-15-2009, 07:06 AM
All the boxes looked really nice, as mentioned maybe the pork box by filling in around the large chunks with pulled meat would have scored higher. Although you never can tell, right?

David Keyse
cbj #5112

Divemaster
07-15-2009, 08:37 AM
The boxes look good Rick! The only thing I would recommend is don't just put the minimum required in each box. I think the more you fill them, the better they look...

MattG
07-15-2009, 09:03 AM
That chicken looks so good, nice job.

Smokin Mike
07-15-2009, 09:09 AM
looks outstanding, great job!

did you use just your eggs, for the comp?

Poker Smoker
07-15-2009, 01:55 PM
Very nice attention to detail on all those boxes.

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-15-2009, 05:29 PM
thanks guys

Those boxes looked good. Keep up the good work.

I did have a few questions for you though....

How long did it take you to prep your boxes prior to adding the meat?

After the fact, do you think you should have added more pork to that box?

oh, i'm not exactly sure how long each box took. i built them saturday morning and i had a friend helping me by trimming the parsley, then i built the putting greens... maybe 15-20 minutes each? i'm just guessing...

not sure on the more pork thing.

Cutlery and More has the Forschner Graton Slicer for a great price. Great brisket knife.

thanks, i'll check that out.

All the boxes looked really nice, as mentioned maybe the pork box by filling in around the large chunks with pulled meat would have scored higher. Although you never can tell, right?

David Keyse
cbj #5112

yep, i will never know for sure. my previous two comp pork boxes had more pork, but no sauce, so i'm really shooting in the dark.

The boxes look good Rick! The only thing I would recommend is don't just put the minimum required in each box. I think the more you fill them, the better they look...

then what would my family and friends have to eat? i don't see the point of filling a box to the brim if there are only 6 judges and they only take a bite of each sample. i really hate to waste food. i reckon i'm in the wrong train of thought for comps.............

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-15-2009, 05:33 PM
looks outstanding, great job!

did you use just your eggs, for the comp?

yep, four eggs, three larges and a medium for chicken. the mini just watched

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/ohiovetcomp09-004.jpg

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-15-2009, 07:07 PM
i didn't spend much time trimming the chicken. any tips on chicken trimming based on what you see? i was a little worried about the chicken because when my dad bit into a reject piece, the whole skin came off. hopefully, once they cooled a bit in the box, the skin would have bonded a bit more to the meat and been more bite-through. another 20-30 minutes in the egg might have helped too.

how about that 7 in ribs? :icon_blush:
and i thought the brisket box was my worst for appearance, but it scored the best. ya just never know, i reckon :|

Big George's BBQ
07-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Rick that looks excellent to me. I wished mine looked that nice Congrats on your calls Are you doing more Comps this year

BRBBQ
07-16-2009, 02:02 PM
I would score ribs,chicken and beef 8-9's:-D, but the pork, looks like something wrong, could be pic or it's all to dark:?: Seeing in person is always better. You got hosed with 6's:mad: Great job:eusa_clap

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-16-2009, 05:26 PM
thanks, guys :biggrin:

Rick that looks excellent to me. I wished mine looked that nice Congrats on your calls Are you doing more Comps this year

i'm looking at doing sharonville and nelsonville in ohio... maybe. we'll see.
i might have cheated without knowing it at kettering by heating the sauce in a foil pan on the gas stove in the rv. no gas was on when i dunked the pork and brisket, but there is no rule stating anything about heating sauce. i asked on another thread (probably should have started a new thread for that) and i've searched this forum and the roadmap, but i really never found a definitive answer. they (kcbs) really need to add this sauce heating issue in the rules. i'm sure this has come up in the past?

I would score ribs,chicken and beef 8-9's:-D, but the pork, looks like something wrong, could be pic or it's all to dark:?: Seeing in person is always better. You got hosed with 6's:mad: Great job:eusa_clap

i think it was the flash, but the bark was pretty dark. and with the sauce it made it look darker. sure tasted good to me though! :biggrin:

Dale P
07-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Rick, You didnt cheat. We heat ours on the chimney. Faster then a buzzing microwave.

SmokeInDaEye
07-16-2009, 05:40 PM
Nice looking boxes and one hell of a camper you got there! You putting all the equipment inside it or pulling your trailer behind it?

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-16-2009, 05:43 PM
Rick, You didnt cheat. We heat ours on the chimney. Faster then a buzzing microwave.

well... i'd still like to see it in the rules. i'll heat on an egg if i have to, no problem. i can tell you i never used the micro :roll:

Nice looking boxes and one hell of a camper you got there! You putting all the equipment inside it or pulling your trailer behind it?

thanks, man. i'm afraid to tow the trailer behind that thing so we used a lowered pick-up to get the trailer up to that comp and that was interesting. it's about 15-20 minutes away and i have a reserved spot. :biggrin:

dhuffjr
07-17-2009, 09:27 AM
Good looking boxes Rick.

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-17-2009, 04:51 PM
thanks, dennis... let's see your boxes :biggrin:

i reckon once people get a few comps in, they won't post their boxes. either they are ashamed or they are trying to hide something. :roll:

i must be too new and i post my boxes. maybe it's against the unwritten rule.

dhuffjr
07-17-2009, 11:34 PM
thanks, dennis... let's see your boxes :biggrin:

i reckon once people get a few comps in, they won't post their boxes. either they are ashamed or they are trying to hide something. :roll:

i must be too new and i post my boxes. maybe it's against the unwritten rule.


Man asking another man to see his boxes........that just ain't right :biggrin:

31st pork says it all.... I'll be thinking about your box the next competition. My chicken looks just like yours. Brisket.....well it was the best looking box I've turned in but it was overdone. Ribs I thought were kick butt good and looking nice too.

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-18-2009, 05:40 AM
Man asking another man to see his boxes........that just ain't right :biggrin:

31st pork says it all.... I'll be thinking about your box the next competition. My chicken looks just like yours. Brisket.....well it was the best looking box I've turned in but it was overdone. Ribs I thought were kick butt good and looking nice too.

chicken! no pix, didn't happen. :biggrin:

Rick's Tropical Delight
07-18-2009, 07:27 AM
here's my two previous comp pork boxes. :icon_blush:
no sauce. no sauce at all. pure pork. pure stupid.

which one makes you want to grab a bun and have at it? :biggrin:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/comp/ohiovetbbq2008II-017.jpg
766 877 899 668 767 868 - 26th of 39

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/comp/jimdandy2008-010.jpg
855 766 666 577 888 878 - 20th of 25

and the latest box...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/comp/ohiovetcomp09-017.jpg
866 978 888 988 978 899 - 11th of 42

the morale of the story is
SAUCE THE PORK!

because after all, it is a sauce competition.

Big George's BBQ
07-18-2009, 12:55 PM
You make improvements each time. Next top 3

dhuffjr
07-19-2009, 07:26 AM
My computer has a 50G hard drive....memory card 16 G...... I need a new computer and hard drive :cool:

That first pork box looks good to me....obviously not to judges as thats what mine looked like this time with some sauce added :biggrin:.

Second is kinda of a mess.... not even at all. That last one I think looks good if you could have picked more similar looking chunks of meat it would have done better I'd bet.