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Unread 09-23-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Would you all mind scoring this box for apperance. I will explain why I want it judged tomorrow after I hope a few responses.
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Unread 09-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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7 1/2. Garnish appears real "busy" (even though we don't get scored on garnish), ribs aren't cut even. I'd still hit it.
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7 - 8. Probably a 7.
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6 - ribs are all different widths & the cuts are not straight.
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I would judge the appearance a 7.

The biggest thing I notice is how the ribs aren't evenly cut. When doing the "hollywood cut" as shown above, its hard to make them look even. The advantage to a normal cut is that they can be presented all assembled as a rack, which makes an uneven cut much less obvious. Also, I would suggest filling up the box a bit more so there is more meat and less green. I think displaying more than 6 ribs makes you shows confidence in your product and keeps your table captain happy too!
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I agree with the 7's. The greeen is pretty busy although I can tell you spent a lot of time on this. I also agree about the ribs not being cut very even.
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Everyone above is dead on. 7-8 in a meat contest, though I'd give you 8-9 in a salad contest!
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The greenery steals the show from the meat. The uneveness of the samples detract from the overall good look of the meat.
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I think I might have to go with a 6 on it maybe a 7, I do not care for the arrangement because it draws attention away from the ribs and draws attention to the uneveness of the ribs.
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6. Looks like you are trying to hide something. Color in uneven, the cut is uneven, sauce is uneven, the garnish is more exciting than the meat.

Not being mean, just giving an honest opinion.
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probably would give it a 7. Uneven cuts and the parsley between the ribs really takes away from the presentation.
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Strong 7....possible 8 depending on what it looked like in person.
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7 but I 'd hit it!
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Are you cutting with the rack standing up on end, or laying down flat?
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7

Uneven cut is one reason. Don't really dig the spacing between ribs. If you cut uneven by mistake, you can use them tight together with no spaces to hide that issue a bit more.
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