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slowerlowerbbq
04-05-2010, 09:34 PM
I've seen the "WORST Box Ever" thread , but I haven't seen a "BEST Box Ever" thread. Being kinda new at BBQ comps I was curious to see some of the Brethren's winning boxes. I'm sure some of y'all would love to brag and show off some of your winning turn-ins. IF I had one, I would start off... but I haven't had any calls :icon_blush:...yet.

Any takers?

Jacked UP BBQ
04-05-2010, 11:05 PM
No one will join in this thread, it has happened in the past.

swamprb
04-05-2010, 11:38 PM
No one will join in this thread, it has happened in the past.

Got that right!

They can be found, you just have to work at it like anything else in the craft.

slowerlowerbbq
04-06-2010, 08:10 AM
Ooops, my bad. I looked but didnt see anything. I'll keep trying

...... :bolt:

Lake Dogs
04-06-2010, 08:23 AM
Search for IQue and Ployboy's turn in boxes. I found a few of Ployboy's, they were
very nice, but frankly not magical. Meaning, look at boxes, critically. Greens, simple
nice backdrop to the BBQ, but not taking away from the BBQ. Clean. BBQ in there,
largely filling up the box. Nothing fancy, just good / clean / appetizing display. Then,
it's all about the BBQ.

slowerlowerbbq
04-06-2010, 09:39 AM
Thanks y'all for your honest replies. I can see now (after searching a little harder :redface:) that this subjects' been well covered.

For the benefit of the rookie competitors and search-challenged, here's what I found:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52980

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51099&highlight=turn+boxes

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=764670&postcount=26 (check out the Am Royal thread)

...and you'll find a ton of good threads here (http://www.google.com/custom?q=winning+turn&btnG=Search&hl=en&safe=active&client=pub-2704534662301068&cof=FORID%3A13%3BAH%3Aleft%3BCX%3ABBQ-Brethren%2520Search%3BL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbq-brethren.com%2Fforum%2Fimages%2Fmisc%2Flogov5.gif% 3BLH%3A50%3BLC%3A%230000ff%3BVLC%3A%23663399%3BDIV %3A%23336699%3B&cx=partner-pub-2704534662301068%3A5fibqr-kxze&adkw=AELymgVLs6sLuAntIvMfPQTL5uZFq-iVo0KZrXNwZhcMocpzphJdHwwG8rCsJAyfsOJLbn21zrJQCOdm W-xXT6LxtLGyk1lFBOffdLtnR7_HENz5S2Sm9VcSCpa1QeqdWrxu 96b0c5Agl5sWJr8e248VQuO3EEKdukpyiCN5Pz-6I3hAYfr_aod04O_IgkGRyMAPEFjNn_d1YI_MyWthWZA7xxpuZ 7ky6OI6ICgpdwoPek8DHdzHFt9SHxMwxZib1QX-SQ5GfmfkI7BEg7dB9CtMbmTUOrnpXA&channel=1400526213&boostcse=0&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&sa=2)

Finally, I thought this was som great advice:
Originally Posted by swamprb http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=896992#post896992)
I've learned alot by just by viewing a lot of Brethren's team links, blogs etc. Another time consumer is to go to regional BBQ Associations that have team links and check out their sites. I know I've asked the same question before, as have others and the winners have worked hard and invested a ton of time and cash to give up the goods and I don't blame them. I can get decent Appearance scores and will ask for critiques and something a Brethren might point out that I missed or could have done is a good slap to the forehead, and helps me the next time.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
04-06-2010, 03:09 PM
No one will join in this thread, it has happened in the past.

you posted some great boxes:thumb:..I have never one anything or else I would!!

WineMaster
04-06-2010, 03:18 PM
Check the Pickled Pig site. Pauls boxes are usually Centerfold Qlty

Solidkick
04-07-2010, 07:50 PM
Just a note about some of these older pics......while the "slices only" worked wonders for Kick's brisket in 2007 & 2008, in 2009 the presentation scores were indicating that this was not what the judges seemed to be looking for. I'd made no changes to the flavor profile or cooking process, but couldn't get my foot inside the top 10. Near the end of the year, I made the decision to start adding some burnt ends to the box and VIOLA, I'm back in the money! So be prepared to make adjustments. But the bottom line is you've got to figure out what works for you!

Contracted Cookers
04-07-2010, 07:58 PM
nice post kick .if they are not biting throw something different

Rookie'48
04-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Not to highjack (well, just a little) but I have heard other judges beotching about not getting any burnt ends :mad:. You're not supposed to judge what isn't there, only what the cook presented.

Just Pulin' Pork
04-07-2010, 11:29 PM
Here is a 15th place Pork box at a recent contest in KC!

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/johnnyo21/Pleasant%20Hill%202010/PleasantHill2010006.jpg

Solidkick
04-08-2010, 12:24 PM
Not to highjack (well, just a little) but I have heard other judges beotching about not getting any burnt ends :mad:. You're not supposed to judge what isn't there, only what the cook presented.

Thank you mister Master Judge! :thumb:

And to the rest, you now see my point.......

swamprb
04-08-2010, 04:42 PM
It's a regional thing too. Take a local Judging Class, in my case the PNWBA, judge a couple comps and get a feel for whats getting turned in.

Rookie'48
04-08-2010, 09:10 PM
Thank you mister Master Judge! :thumb:

And to the rest, you now see my point.......

Thanx Mr. Kick, but I've still got to take (and pass) the test before I graduate :-D.