Originally Posted by Chick-n-Pig-BBQ
As a Judge what experiences did you all have.??? or what mistakes did you notice the most?
Skip.....this was my first experience as a judge.
The absolute worse mistake was the rib turn in that looked like it was cut apart with a chainsaw and had the grease swilling around in the bottom of the box. Appearance = 5. When I tried to pull it out of the box by the bone, the bone is all I got. Initial indications of being overcooked confirmed when I picked up a piece of the meat and squished it into mush between my tongue and the roof of my mouth. Tenderness = 4 or 5 (can't remember exactly which). While I was tasting this mush, I noticed a very bland taste to them. No sauce was on them at all. Taste = 4 or 5 (can't remember exactly which). I know that boiling ribs is against the rules but that's exactly what they looked and tasted like.