View Full Version : Pumped or Not Pumped

01-09-2010, 04:19 PM
Any of you competitions cookers use enhanced or pumped chicken for your comps? All the major retailers in my area mostly carry enhanced chicken. There are a few that carry organic but most often its bonless skinless breasts or thighs which is not what I am after. I have found a couple of places to get a non enhanced product but I hate paying red meat prices for fricken chicken! So the short of it is enhanced chicken for comps. yes or no way!?

Jeff Hughes
01-09-2010, 08:06 PM

BBQ Grail
01-09-2010, 08:07 PM
No one wants to admit to pumping their chicken.

01-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Now, I think it's fair to say we all pump our chicken from time to time. But remember, if you do it too much you will go blind.

01-09-2010, 08:42 PM
AHHHHH I did'nt mean the five knuckle shuffle! Do any of you use chicken that has a sodium solution added by the manufacturer or do you only use organic at a comp?

Contracted Cookers
01-09-2010, 08:46 PM
I pumped my chicken . but it squeeled.on me oop wrong turn in. I meant to say no . if your cooking thighs talk to your butcher tell him to leave the tale on. it will get you alittle more skin to wrap. FRESH CHICKEN ONLY.

01-09-2010, 08:53 PM
I know some producers brine their product before packaging, but how is this "pumping" different from brining?

01-10-2010, 02:37 AM
I prefer Safeway or Albertsons chicken to Draper Valley or Foster Farms for comps. None of them are enhanced.

01-10-2010, 06:43 AM
AHHHHH I did'nt mean the five knuckle shuffle!

LMAO!! HAHA you said the "five knuckle shuffle" :evil:


01-10-2010, 12:36 PM
garbage in garbage out, I prefer D'Artagnan.

01-10-2010, 01:11 PM
garbage in garbage out, I prefer D'Artagnan.

Of the Three Musketeers?

Fresh chicken only?

01-10-2010, 01:12 PM
Of the Three Musketeers?

Fresh chicken only?

Rather, Fresh Chicken Only!

Alexa RnQ
01-10-2010, 01:14 PM
We've always used plain old multipack chicken from Costco.

Diva Q
01-10-2010, 01:25 PM
I use chicken from costco or sams club when I can't get Bell Evans

01-11-2010, 11:12 AM
We use only premium, minimally process poultry for comps. I want our flavors in the chicken, and it's hard to make that happen when your bird is already pumped full of cheapo profit-extender saline. With all you spend on a contest, what's an extra ten bucks for good quality chicken?