Brisket Box 176
7/11/2014 07:25:22 am
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7/15/2014 08:01:25 pm
I am not sure if it is my computer or the picture but it is difficult view. I cannot not give an opinion
7/15/2014 08:47:16 pm
7/15/2014 11:14:58 pm
7 or 8 - Hard to tell from picture.
Ike, KCBS CBJ
7/15/2014 11:53:25 pm
7/15/2014 11:58:32 pm
I would give this a low 8, with a better photo, maybe a high 7. Lows very odd, on the garnish. Hard to tell what the garnish is. Meat is all different sizes, and thick, not well placed in box. Looks like they ran out of time.
PS KCBS CBJ BBQ BRETHREN
7/16/2014 12:44:56 am
The picture is way too dark to really tell what the entry looks like.
Tiffany KCBS CBJ-CTC
7/16/2014 12:52:28 am
7 - Unfortunately the score has probably more to do with the photo quality here. The entry is just very dark.
Erle Smith; KCBS CBJ & CTC
7/16/2014 01:21:25 am
7 - A good entry that includes burnt ends showing confidence. The slices could be more uniform. The lettuce is a little light in color, could have been more effective with a deeper green. Perhaps for cilantro or parsley as the top layer of the garnish next time? Finally I can't really get a feel fro the moisture from the picture, perhaps its an aging judge's eyes. A good entry that you can improve on I think.
7/16/2014 01:36:55 am
7 - not appetizing.
Jim H - CBJ SBN KCBS
7/16/2014 01:47:05 am
Score/Reasons = 8/Bad picture so it's difficult to tell, but it looks like there are some loose bits on top of a couple of the slices. With a better picture, maybe that would not be the case.
7/16/2014 02:42:16 am
8. Very nice arrangement. Good pattern for slices. Photo does not do it justice and so they look dry. Is the garnish really cabbage - its hard to tell in the photo? If so the box would be a DQ in my BBQ association.
Doug KCBS MCBJ & CTC
7/16/2014 02:42:35 am
Score = ??? This photo is so bad I can't see the meat well enough to score it.
7/16/2014 03:14:03 am
Poor quality photo makes this box difficult to judge.
John - KCBS / MCBJ, CTC, Rep; MBN & MIM Judge
7/16/2014 03:19:05 am
Score/Reasons: 7 - meat looks dry and lifeless. The burnt ends are very dark. Maybe it's caused by the photo's very soft focus, but I can only judge what I see, rather than what I WANT to see.
BLUESMOKE KCBS MCBJ/COMP COOK
7/16/2014 03:55:32 am
6......Slices look dry and over cooked. Burnt ends look charred. Different size slices.
Shawn-KCBS CBJ CTC and Comp Cook
7/16/2014 05:55:09 am
6. Picture is not very good, but does not look very appetizing from the pic.
7/16/2014 06:39:58 am
Can't judge...picture bad and is that cabbage?
Dan KCBS CTC,MCBJ
7/16/2014 07:19:11 am
8 KCBS not a great pic zooming in gets blurred
Vern - MCBJ/KCBS
7/16/2014 07:30:38 am
8 - Placement could be more uniform and centered. Picture out of focus so maybe it looks better on the table...
7/16/2014 09:21:39 am
Score/Reasons = 6 Not a real clear picture. It looks like a rare steak. Edges look jagged.
william holladay ( scba)
7/16/2014 01:36:20 pm
7 - Poor picture quality makes it difficult to judge, but top slice is longer than the rest, and the shredded iceberg lettuce is a poor choice for garnish. Might be a higher score if picture quality was better.
7/16/2014 03:25:23 pm
Score > 8
Ed KCBS MCBJ
7/17/2014 02:22:10 am
You should present slices as they are cut from the brisket so they look even. These slices are differnt lenths showing less care in presentation. Because the pic is so poor it's hard to tell about the sauce (looks poured on) or what the square ends look like.
Deb KCBS MCBJ/CTC
7/17/2014 03:20:24 am
Score/Reasons: Score 7; Reasons: The meat appears very dark and overcooked.
7/17/2014 05:18:15 am
jaja01 KCBS MCBJ CTC
7/17/2014 08:41:45 am
Score/Reasons = 7, the meat looks very dark (may be picture). The slices on brisket should be the same length.
7/17/2014 10:28:12 am
Score/Reasons = 7, Burnt ends look too charred and like they will not taste good. (The picture is so low-res that it's difficult to give it a better score since it's hard to see any details. Sorry - just being honest Herb.)
7/18/2014 04:33:44 am
Score = 7
7/18/2014 04:22:00 pm
7 on appearance
7/18/2014 04:27:58 pm
7 on appearance
steven - CBJ/KCBS
7/18/2014 10:27:03 pm
being such a poor picture, I would give it a 5 , and the iceberg lettuce
GregG KCBS/MCBJ, CTC
7/22/2014 04:13:13 am
7- Appears very dark (overdone), but it may be the photo. May score higher in person.
7/22/2014 05:12:20 am
6 The pieces look dark and different sizes are to tell if moist or dry.
7/23/2014 03:18:46 am
8-meat looks good,picture needs more light
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