Originally Posted by Pigs on Fire
The 'idea' of 6 portions is so that each judge gets a sample of their own.
Correct and for some competitors a bed of pulled or chopped would not fulfill 6 distinguishable portions as dictated by the rules. So a cook may refrain from using pulled or chopped for fear of disqualification. So the clarity offers them an answer.
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