Cliff, welcome to competition judging. :) The 5 got thrown out, but it probably means a judge just didn't like something about it... Maybe a spice you used didn't agree with them... hard to tell. Remember, they start at 6 and go from there (assuming it was KCBS)... so if it was less tasty than that judge expected, a 5 would be the next one down.
SloppyQ, hollywood cut is whe you take a rib and cut all the meat between it and the next bones... Those bones would be trimmed close to the bone, so there's no meat to turn in with them, but there's almost double the meet on the rib getting the hollywood cut (I've also heard it called competition or double cut).
Out of 7 entries I judged last weekend (first time judging), only one was cut that way, and no one at our table thought it helped at all. The presentation wasn't as good as the others because of it, I think.
CBJ, some comps, a few awards, Certified Artisan Steak Taster.
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