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Old 08-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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OK. So what I learned this weekend is that I need to work on my chicken and brisket. Below is my chicken box from this weekend. What do you guys think? The thighs are too big? I am fairly happy with my scores but always looking to improve.

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Old 08-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Look pretty dang good to me! I can't imagine ur scores were too low.... I like a full box like that.

A few vary in size but I don't sweat that to much. A judge has to have some serious OCD and spends a ton of time in his moms basement if that bothers him that much...
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Nothing wrong with big chicken, but from the photo it looks like the sauce is fairly heavy.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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Looks great but I personally would like to see more color on the meat. 8 leaning towards 9.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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What were the scores like? Where you hit more on tenderness or taste? Appearance doesn't look that bad to me, but then again I am not a CBJ...just a cook.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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Yeah what were your appearance scores? Looks like a 9 to me.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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i'd say prolly 9. but looking at the photo for longer than one would be able at the table, i don't see any seasoning under the sauce.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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i would say pretty good looking box full sauce a little heavy a little differance in size 8
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:54 PM   #9
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What scores did they hit you on appearance for? To me it looks like a 8/9...

I LOVE full boxes, I think most judges do. The pieces look the same size and shape, I want to reach in and grab one.

Is the top of the box messy? Container dinged up or grungy??

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Sauce looks a little too thick. The full box, and they way the pieces are sitting up up high looks great!

8 for me; again sauce a little too thick.

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A solid 8, maybe a 9 in person.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone. You are scoring consistent with the judges from the event. I think I got one 9 and the rest were 8s (don't have the score sheet in front of me now). I think I need to thin out the sauce a touch going forward. I tend to use thicker sauces which I am learning is not as well received as a thin glaze.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #13
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heavy sauce, uneven size. Good looking box though!
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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9 from me. ditto on the sauce but I'm pretty forgiving on sauce appearnce
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Your box would get an 8 from me on appearance. If all of the pieces where trimmed to the same size it would get a 9.
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