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Unread 05-09-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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Ok, guys and gals. What would you score this chicken entry? I was really surprised at the scores we got. I will post actual scores in a couple of days. I know the shrubbery is not as good as it could be, but you're not supposed to judge the garnish, right?

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Unread 05-10-2010, 05:03 AM   #2
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Hard to see the meat with all that garnish. No shine to the finish. The meat looks dull and uninviting. Did you use a honey based finishing glaze? Two on top right have white spots and bottom left and right have lots of extra rub. I'd be generous with a 7 but wouldn't be surprised at a 6. This is average at best.

Sorry but you asked for an honest opinion.
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I would give it a 7 for the same reasons Ford listed.
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7..the angle of the pic doesnt help and really isnt how a judge would be viewing it so its hard to say ..although I do think its above average
as far as garnish not being the best it could be..yea its not a greens contest but if you choose to use (its still an option) why not take the time to make it the best it could be..if its in the box its all part of the total appearance..its there to enhance the meat not detract from it..
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6-7 for reasons above.
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I wouldn't be real excited to take a bite of this chicken...6. It needs some color to make it look like it's done.
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I personally like the looks of your chicken, if it was a roasting comp, 9. For bbq, it does not look like bbq'd chicken. 6 at best
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I'd give it a 9. Not all the chicken that is turned in is shiny and honey coated. NTTAWWT, just saying.
Garnish, what garnish?
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7, perhaps 8. I'm not a big "shine" fan, as after a while shiny gets unappetizing
(to me; no longer looks like meat), but these are flat. Otherwise, what Ford said.
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Jacked Up and Eaton Hogg infer a couple imortant points.

1) BBQ chicken does not have to look like it was dipped in sticky red sauce to be appealing.

2) Judge the meat.

3) It actually DOES look like delicious, ROASTED chicken to me. I bet it tasted good.


All that being said ..... I think a 7 is right.
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I don't judge garnish! 8 it looks uniform in size amd color
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I'd give it an 8 because they don't look the same, some are lighter colored and less seasoned than the others. Otherwise it looks great. As for the greens, since they aren't supposed to be taken into consideration on the judging, I just pretend they aren't even there and focus on the meat. With that said, the only reason to use it (my opinion) is to cover up problem spots.

After reading some of the comments, I have to say that I can understand scoring down for no shine if you are expecting them to have a shine, but at the same time the rules allow for unsauced chicken. So an unsauced piece of chicken should have every bit as fair a shot at winning as a sauced one (my opinion again).
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No shine, they dont look the same...Wow, dont ever turn different parts of the chicken in that aren't sauced...An 8.
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I would say an 8 because I want to take a bite.
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I score it as a 7 as well.
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