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Old 04-14-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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Update for all who have helped me from this site.

I did my first comp today: Red Neck BBQ in Sikeston Mo. We actually got to walk in chicken with a 6th place. Overall was a finish of 15 out of 30. We beat a couple of local teams who usually compete in Memphis in May, one who was on a grand champ. team in ribs and pork. I guess they had a bad day. Overall I loved the comp, hated the rain and sleet for two days. It was good to beat some of the teams with RV's and tour busses though. Question, and I already know the answer, How do you get a scor of 8 and 9 in appearance and tenderness by 5 judges and a 6 by the other. Could have made the difference between 6th in chicken and getting in the money.

Any way. Thanks to all especially Plowboy Todd, and Big Mista for all the help and guidance.

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Everyone loved the banner you did for me!! Thanks for the help with that. If they had a banner comp. I would have the grand champ.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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Congrats Big Blue !!! Having fun at your first contest is the most important thing... doing well is icing on the cake...

PS - The lowest score is dropped so that judges score did not negatively impact your placing...
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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Nice work! Congratulations!

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Old 04-15-2007, 12:56 AM   #4
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:43 AM   #5
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:52 AM   #6
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Congrats on Your First Comp Brother...Sounds like You had Fun !!
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:20 AM   #7
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Great way to start competing!
We always think of the folks BELOW us to keep our spirits up

Like Vinny said--low score is tossed.
You will see a lot worse in the future. Just the nature of the game.


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Old 04-15-2007, 07:29 AM   #8
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Congrats. As long as you enjoyed and learned from the experience, you can't ask for much more.

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Old 04-15-2007, 07:49 AM   #9
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Congrats on what I would say is a huge success... I can only hope...
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:03 AM   #10
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WTG! I'd say your 1st contest was a success!!
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:07 AM   #11
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Good job on your first comp! You're hooked now, I'm betting.

You can easily get 8/9s in appearance but have tough meat, which would give completely different scores in tenderness/texture. The 2 scores aren't really related, though the appearance can bias you toward a tenderness/texture score (i.e. if it looks dry).
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:18 AM   #12
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Congratulations on your first comp! Don't let one judge dampen your spirits, it will happen many times. Just be glad it was just one , it's when it's two that it will kill you! Fun is the real goal!
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:03 PM   #13
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Awesome job in your first comp. WTG!
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:01 PM   #15
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I think I figured the brisket scores out. Judges one and two gave 7, 5, 5. The later judges were 7, 8, 8 and 7, 8, 9. As I cut the brisket I noticed it getting more and more tough as I went further up. The first two judges got the last two pieces I put in the box so they would have been the tougher ones. Makes sense and I would have probably given myself 6 or lower in taste. It was pretty bad to me so I would hate to get some of the ones below mine. I finally figured out the taste that was wrong. Too much smoke due to the faulty thermometer. It went way too long with wood.
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