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Unread 02-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Looks like I have talked myself into jumping into the world of competition bbq; that being the case, I figured I better start practicing. I would appreciate any feedback you can give me on what looks good and what could use improvement. I did already find out that I built my parsley bed to tall, better take a 1/2" off of that next time. Skin was tender, bite thru at 20, 30 and 40 minutes, I assume there is no need to test it any farther out than that?



And here is what the box looked like prior to placing the chicken:


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If that's your first turn-in box, I'm glad your not competing in our neck of the woods. That box looks great! Very appetizing.

Also, thanks for ensuring that the photo is clear. It's always a bit annoying over at www.bbqcritic.com when the photos of the turn-in boxes are so poorly lit that you can't give an accurate assessment.

I would probably give the box an 8 on appearance, if you are using KCBS ratings.

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My only comment is that the chicken is a bit "long" versus square-ish. Not sure if that matters or not, but to my eye, it looks weird. Have to say, that looks kick ass though!
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If that's your first turn-in box, I'm glad your not competing in our neck of the woods. That box looks great! Very appetizing.

Also, thanks for ensuring that the photo is clear. It's always a bit annoying over at www.bbqcritic.com when the photos of the turn-in boxes are so poorly lit that you can't give an accurate assessment.

I would probably give the box an 8 on appearance, if you are using KCBS ratings.

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Thanks Eric,

That's not a turn in box yet, just my first practice run! There are a lot of good teachers on this forum, so I can't take much of the credit. I appreciate the help.
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My only comment is that the chicken is a bit "long" versus square-ish. Not sure if that matters or not, but to my eye, it looks weird. Have to say, that looks kick ass though!
I ended up cooking about 20 thighs, 10 of which I cut somewhat squarish, but I thought they looked weird when finished. The other 10 I trimmed along the fat line on one side and tried to even up the opposite side, and these looked more normal to me, so that's what I used.

Would you say that most competition thighs end up more squarish?

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Great looking parsley bed. I'd suggest 2 more thighs to fill up the box.
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Great looking parsley bed. I'd suggest 2 more thighs to fill up the box.
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Go with 2 rows of 4 then?
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If that is your first attempt at building a box you are so far ahead of the learning curve its scary!!!!!! I would give you a solid 8. Try getting 2 more pieces in there. Judges like to see full boxes
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If that is your first attempt at building a box you are so far ahead of the learning curve its scary!!!!!! I would give you a solid 8. Try getting 2 more pieces in there. Judges like to see full boxes
Thanks for the feedback, I promise it is my first attempt ever at building a box and the parsley took me at least an hour, but I think I can do it faster now!

Next time out I will get 8 in the box.
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Another row or bigger thighs. I'd go with the latter. GREAT looking box!
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Another row or bigger thighs. I'd go with the latter. GREAT looking box!
Thanks, I kind of felt like I was trimming to much off! I guess that's what practice is for. Yes, AI, we are talking about practice!
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I would pm Fatback Joe, he makes the BEST chicken i've had! And he is a Great guy. Just don't tell'm I sent you.
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not a judge, but that looks pretty darn good.
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I would rate it as a 8. but if you "filled up the box", I would think probally a strong 8 to 9,,, I like chicken that looks like chicken. And if it tastes great, you got it covered!
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great box. ditto the 8 on the score. probably want just a little bit more width. would not go with 2 more pcs
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