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Brewmaster
09-27-2009, 10:05 PM
1.http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/ngrodeon/IMG_8807-1-1.jpg

2.http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/ngrodeon/IMG_7855.jpg

3.http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/ngrodeon/IMG_3618.jpg

Thanks,
Nate

BBQ Grail
09-27-2009, 10:07 PM
3rd one because it looks more appetizing.

1st one doesn't even look like chicken.

(And let the battle begin!)

bigabyte
09-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Although the first two looked outstanding, I'm picking the third one because the skin looks tastier, and the skin is where the flavor is at.

Brewmaster
09-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Although the first two looked outstanding, I'm picking the third one because the skin looks tastier, and the skin is where the flavor is at.

Sorry but only 1 & 2 have skin.

Plowboy
09-27-2009, 10:14 PM
#2 for sure. I like the color

smokincracker
09-27-2009, 10:15 PM
2 but I like the looks of 1 it just needs more color.... cool look it has

bigabyte
09-27-2009, 10:19 PM
Sorry but only 1 & 2 have skin.
LOL! Well then, never mind!:biggrin: Looked like there was skin, guess not.

Midnight Smoke
09-27-2009, 10:21 PM
Please take no offense, all look good! Number 3 would be my choice. 1 and 2 look like plastic. May be good for Comp's but you asked about eating.

bbqbull
09-27-2009, 10:21 PM
#1 doesnt look like chicken thighs to me.
#2 looks great, the third one looks best to me because of the grill charring!

Brewmaster
09-27-2009, 10:22 PM
LOL! Well then, never mind!:biggrin: Looked like there was skin, guess not.

:grin: It was still yummy without the skin.

KC_Bobby
09-27-2009, 10:22 PM
2, 3 then 1

Is box 1 a bunch of big legs standing on end? :eek:

Brewmaster
09-27-2009, 10:32 PM
Please take no offense, all look good! Number 3 would be my choice. 1 and 2 look like plastic. May be good for Comp's but you asked about eating.


This is kind of my point of this post. My thinking is that I have gotten too wrapped up trying to make my chicken look "perfect", and kind of lost sight of what really looks good to eat.

My wife thinks #1 looks like biscuits.

BBQ Grail
09-27-2009, 10:36 PM
This is kind of my point of this post. My thinking is that I have gotten too wrapped up trying to make my chicken look "perfect", and kind of lost sight of what really looks good to eat.

My wife thinks #1 looks like biscuits.

I thought they looked like sauced tennis balls.

BRBBQ
09-27-2009, 10:43 PM
2 for color.

Brewmaster
09-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Appearance Scores

#1
9,8,8,9,9,9
100% CBJ

#2
9,8,9,9,8,8
??% CBJ

I agree. #1 does not look as appetizing. Do you think judges are subconsciously looking for symmetry rather than something that looks appetizing? I'm thinking this is what pushed me to make my chicken look like this.

Grillman
09-27-2009, 10:57 PM
#1...is very pretty....but; it sort of looks like giant meatballs with a
glaze on them.

#2...looks very nice and inviting...but; look small to me.

#3...isn't as pretty (picture perfect) but; it looks like it's got lots of
flavor and would be fun to eat

Captain Dave
09-28-2009, 05:50 AM
I'd hit all three! Probably 3 would be my fav because of the skin. #1 looks slightly underdone. The glaze looks very appetizing on all three.

Muddy River Boy
09-28-2009, 06:28 AM
To me #1 looks manufactured. Although it also looks like someone took a lot of time to make them look perfect.

#2 looks very good LOVE the color.

#3 looks like I would feed my friends and family and would probably be labeled a chicken hero. LOL

It is very funny what we all do at a contest to make chicken look "good" but I know for me I am NEVER going to go to the trouble of shaping thighs to feed my family. Unless I am practicing for a comp.

SirPorkaLot
09-28-2009, 09:46 AM
# 2 would be the ones I would pick up to eat if I had a choice of all three.

#1 - looks like bull testicles - If judges are judging there high on appearance, then they have lost their way as well. maybe they were JUST judging them on consistency? As they are all fairly consistent looking, but too light in color for me.

# Looks yummy, but a bit too much sauce for my personal preference.

dmprantz
09-28-2009, 10:08 AM
The skin on #1 looks chewy to me, so it would definitely not be that. The decision is probably between #2 or #3. I would say #3 just because I prefer legs to thighs. I like breasts too, but not grilled, the tend to dry out.

dmp

smokincracker
09-28-2009, 10:15 AM
What he will tell us next is that #1 was a 1st place and #2 was a first place and #3 was cooked by the mail man next door on his gas grill:) funny stuff

Brewmaster
09-28-2009, 11:24 AM
What he will tell us next is that #1 was a 1st place and #2 was a first place and #3 was cooked by the mail man next door on his gas grill:) funny stuff

Neither one were first place. They were both top ten. But I'm more concerned about the appearance scores not he overall scores. It seems more judges these days are looking for a piece of artwork rather than delicious BBQ. Maybe #1 looks good to them but honestly, #1 does not make me want to reach out and grab a piece. And by most of your responses I would say you all agree. Yet the judges thought it looked pretty good.

I just thought this was interesting and wanted to throw it out there.

BTW...#3 was cooked by me on the egg.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66504

Cheers,
Nate

Podge
09-28-2009, 12:17 PM
#1 looks un-appealing, and looks like donuts at first glance.
#2 Looks the best, thin sauce, and probably can taste the chicken
#3 looks like it'll get gummed upon my lips and teeth and be a mess to eat, and could only taste sauceanyway.

Solidkick
09-28-2009, 12:21 PM
#2 for me!

BBQ_Mayor
09-28-2009, 12:22 PM
I like 3. It looks like grilled chicken.

Lake Dogs
09-28-2009, 12:28 PM
#2 for me also. #1, good presentation (IMHO) just too light (personal preference).

Redheart
09-28-2009, 12:46 PM
Pic 1 too man-made looking. Looks like a McD's version, if McD's made thighs.
Pic 2 looks a little dark but to me the most appetizing.
Pic 3 looks a little heavy on sauce in some places. Least appealing to me.
But I am a rookie just learning the Comp quality presentation.

BealeStreetWayne
09-28-2009, 03:11 PM
All look good but #2 looks the best to me. If the bottom 2 pieces in the picture were closer in size and shape to the top 4 pieces you would have a perfect appearance box to me!

CritterCook
09-28-2009, 04:46 PM
I would take #2. #3 looks good also. I would hate to know how much time it took to make #1 look like that!! Very interesting.

Rub
09-28-2009, 06:43 PM
1 looks like oranges
2 looks best to me
3 has too much sauce for my tastes

butts
09-28-2009, 06:53 PM
Appearance Scores

#1
9,8,8,9,9,9
100% CBJ

#2
9,8,9,9,8,8
??% CBJ

I agree. #1 does not look as appetizing. Do you think judges are subconsciously looking for symmetry rather than something that looks appetizing? I'm thinking this is what pushed me to make my chicken look like this.

Scores speak for themselves!

ique
09-28-2009, 07:40 PM
#2 Definitely

#3 Looks like something my BIL would do on his gas grill, edible with beer

#1 At first I thought that was a Hostess Sno Ball

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/3548248098_759e949d1a.jpg

landarc
09-28-2009, 07:48 PM
#3 looks like food to me, the other two look like they are fussed and fiddled with. I don't much find the uniform color all that enticing either. Of course, I neither judge or compete.

watertowerbbq
09-28-2009, 08:29 PM
I looked at them and made the post before reading others and I would pick #2 because

a) it looked like smoked chicken
b) it has a nice color

If you put down #1 in front of someone who didn't know the category, do you think they would immediately know it was chicken? As for #3, it looks good, but it could have been boiled chicken with a lot of sauce added.

Just my thoughts.............

cbagby64
09-29-2009, 07:23 PM
#2, good color. #1 looks like sauced chicken cordon bleu..:icon_blush:

Mike - CSBBBQ
09-29-2009, 08:35 PM
I would be happy to turn in #2.