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Slamdunkpro
08-16-2010, 11:38 AM
I helped a friend out at Belair this weekend by being the "box man"
Let me know what you think and I'll post the actual results in a bit
Chicken
http://www.slamdunkpro.com/Resources/MABA/PiB-Chicken-bel-air-2010.jpg

Ribs
http://www.slamdunkpro.com/Resources/MABA/PiB-Ribs-bel-air-2010.jpg

Pork
http://www.slamdunkpro.com/Resources/MABA/PiB-Pork-bel-air-2010.jpg

Brisket
http://www.slamdunkpro.com/Resources/MABA/PiB-brisket-bel-air-2010.jpg

On the brisket I know there is too much green - my bud cut the brisket a little short. There were no ends in the box because they were salt licks.

The Virginian
08-16-2010, 12:18 PM
All the boxes look good, but I would say more meat, less green. The veg is an accent, but there is so much that it threatens to become the main event in a few of the boxes.
Brett

mobow
08-16-2010, 12:34 PM
8,9,6,7

RobKC
08-16-2010, 12:39 PM
The meat is sitting down inside the garnish instead of on top. That makes it even worse that there is not enough meat in the boxes.
Chicken 8
Ribs look very good. 8-9
Pork chunks look better than cubes 6-7
Trim the brisket to length before it's cooked, not after. Try to match your slices better. - 6

Slamdunkpro
08-16-2010, 12:41 PM
All the boxes look good, but I would say more meat, less green. The veg is an accent, but there is so much that it threatens to become the main event in a few of the boxes.
Brett
It's funny, when you saw the boxes live, the green wasn't nearly as dominating as it is in the 2 dimensional pictures. When I first looked at the pics I went :shock: "Did I use that much parsley?!?"

Capn Kev
08-16-2010, 01:27 PM
Muffin pan chicken? ;)

I'd go like this:

7, 8, 7, 7

Uncle Buds BBQ
08-16-2010, 01:42 PM
6's?????

Man you guys are tough. I wouldn't give any of those boxes a 6. :tsk:

To me...a perfect box is a 9....come close...you get a 8 from me....

put in the effort...you get at least a 7!!!!

juicybuttsbbq
08-16-2010, 01:58 PM
I'm With Uncle Bud,, I don't see a 6 at all, the Brisket has 9 slices, though trimmed short, I don't see a 6 box

big brother smoke
08-16-2010, 03:55 PM
8876

Chicken look great not perfect; Ribs the same; Pork looks ok, the lighter piece are not pleasing to the eye; The brisket looks like half slices and too much greens that are not even.

Lake Dogs
08-16-2010, 04:29 PM
8 8 6 7. Chicken a little small; too much green. Ribs very good, but cut be cleaner/
same, not quite a 9, but very close. Pork, to me it's just not appetizing. For ME, too
much shine, a little too black on parts, and honestly I'd look for/want a lot of pulled
pork; sliced just doesnt do it for me. This may be a regional thing. Brisket, looks ok,
but small to the point of being VERY small. Larger slices.

Slamdunkpro
08-16-2010, 04:57 PM
. Ribs very good, but cut be cleaner/
same, not quite a 9, but very close.
Can you elaborate on that a little? When you say not clean do you mean not perpendicular to the surface of the meat?

Lake Dogs
08-16-2010, 05:16 PM
In ribs, some wide cuts, some slimmer cuts. One of the top ribs appears (could be
photo) as though some of the inside of the rib is rolled out. Also, like others, really
too much green hiding ribs. Either less green, or more ribs. It's close to a 9, but
not perfect. I understand the guys that give it a 9, and I understand the 8. I couldnt
see anything less than an 8.

AZScott
08-16-2010, 05:46 PM
In the chicken box you can see the lettuce underneath, the ribs look really good but it looks like there are brush marks on them, the pork looks really juicy and good but everything is a tad too "square", the brisket is the best looking one I think but it definitely needs to fill the box more. The one thing that stood out was the parsley in all the boxes. My personal preference is to have it lower so the meat "pops" more. Then again, I've only been in one comp and have never judged. I do really like the color of everything though.

Rich Parker
08-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Rib box is my favorite as the color looks perfect to me. I would judge appearance 7, 9, 9, 7

Warthog
08-16-2010, 06:13 PM
8 8 8 7 There is always room for improvement. Those boxes look pretty good.

luckyduk
08-16-2010, 06:22 PM
Pretty much the same as above, maybe add something under the bottom row of ribs to lift them up...I have used another rib before or lettuce..overall pretty good though!!!

Boshizzle
08-16-2010, 06:50 PM
8 - Is that muffin pan chicken? Color is good, shape is unusual.
8-9
7
7

Slamdunkpro
08-17-2010, 10:42 AM
Our appearance scores for these boxes:
Chicken: 9,9,9,9,9,8
Ribs: 9,9,9,9,8,8
Pork: 9,9,8,7,7,6
Brisket: 8,8,7,7,7,6

Jacked UP BBQ
08-17-2010, 11:45 AM
Def muffin pan but looks great to me

Bill Ames
08-17-2010, 01:42 PM
The chicken looks strange, and yeah, the brisket is kind of skimpy, but they all look solid to me, especially the ribs. Is that the Myron Mixon muffin pan trick on the chicken? I'm not sure how I feel about that, personally.

Slamdunkpro
08-17-2010, 02:20 PM
The chicken looks strange, and yeah, the brisket is kind of skimpy, but they all look solid to me, especially the ribs. Is that the Myron Mixon muffin pan trick on the chicken? I'm not sure how I feel about that, personally.
Yep, muffin pan chicken - It didn't look quite as odd in person as it does in the picture.

mfreeman73
08-17-2010, 02:25 PM
Chicken: 8 The pieces look good, just needs to fill up the box a bit more.

Ribs: 9 This looks good to me. Makes me want to eat it.

Pork: 8 I don't mind cubes and the meat looks good.

Brisket: 7 Just need bigger slices to fill the box.

I'm not as brutal judging as some of the people on here. I go by how do I think the box looks (neat, clean, and organized) and how much does it make me want to dig in.

BoneDaddy's
08-18-2010, 01:08 PM
no 6s from me

8-8-8-7 (maybe 8).

I tend to judge minimum 8 unless it is just trown in the box. I want to make it a food contest not a picture show

markpmc
08-18-2010, 01:53 PM
I think the trend is that the brisket box is the lowest scoring. As mentioned above trim to size before cooking, not after.
I'd prefer pork chunks over pork cubes.
Ribs look great....
Chicken I'd prolly plug the 'holes' between pieces so the lettuce doesn't show through.