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Old 10-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #31
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I cooked a very good brisket hit a table with good cooks and they hated all of us. was looking down the snoot at a gc finished 6th..Steve a nice man got a 180.

I am super critical and so usually when someone asks me I am sort of pessimistic. other cooks I know always love everything that comes off their cooker

Welp, we got that one over with, lol
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:16 PM   #32
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There's a certain top 10 ranked team we cook against often. If he says any of his meat turned out poorly, you can expect him to finish top 5 with it. Every time.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:59 PM   #33
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Happens to me all the time.

The meat I feel confident about finishes low.
The meat I feel that I tanked get's a walk.

Go figure.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #34
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At our first contest the promoter came up after turn-ins and asked how I thought we did. I told him I didn't know about pork or chicken, and we had completely screwed up brisket, but we still felt good about our ribs... we won brisket that day.

You just never know
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #35
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Our chicken cook last weekend in Nelsonville was a complete disaster....finished 4th. I am my own worst critic. Best chicken I've ever cooked with perfect bite through skin scored abysmally in Kettering a few years ago....even got a comment card trashing the tenderness of the skin. I give up on guessing. I thought we have a good cook in Madison IN this year and it was our worst contest.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:11 AM   #36
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I think that after I've done all I can with the meat, baby sat the cooker, presented the meat, I have no judgment left to analyze what I've done. My pat answer is that "I did the best I could with what came out of the cooker."

Now when it's bad, I can tell that. My brisket at the Royal got one judge that gave an honest score, 544. I worry about the rest of the judges that scored it higher. It really was that bad...
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #37
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It's quite common for a cook to call Alpo on his food and then get a call, so much so now I've got teams that say they cook crap just for the good mo-jo.
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