Chicken Box 208
2/18/2014 09:21:14 am
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2/18/2014 09:33:39 am
8 - color is a liittle dark and the skin appears to be a little burnt.
jim v. kcbsmcbj
2/18/2014 09:42:52 am
9 looks good. I like char!
2/18/2014 09:47:02 am
7 - looks burnt and overcook from the photo. Chicken is uniformed
Ronnie Burnett KCBS/CBJ MBN/JUDGE
2/18/2014 10:00:31 am
7-looks like gravel
Dan KCBS CTC,MCBJ
2/18/2014 10:20:47 am
8 a little to much char
2/18/2014 11:03:46 am
6 - The char just looks like they stayed on too long.
2/18/2014 11:45:03 am
9! A well presented box. Even color, sizing and layout. Look moist.
2/18/2014 12:03:33 pm
5--too much 'char'
2/18/2014 12:19:14 pm
9 like the size-- interesting blend of spices!
Ike, KCBS CBJ
2/18/2014 12:45:08 pm
Score = 6.
Shawn-KCBS CBJ CTC and Comp Cook
2/18/2014 12:57:21 pm
I would score this box an 8. Very interesting entry!!
FRANK KCBS MCBJ CTC
2/18/2014 12:58:00 pm
Score/Reasons = 5, Nice presentation, but unappetizing due to the heavy, mottled, dark coating.
2/18/2014 01:55:59 pm
DQ - Sauce ingredients over 1/8 inch.
2/18/2014 10:43:58 pm
8 - Uniform shape and size. Piece at upper right has a divot in it. Appears to have plenty of seasoning.
2/18/2014 11:18:52 pm
Mike CBJ KCBS, GBA
2/18/2014 11:33:42 pm
7- Too much sauce! The darkness of the sauce gives the appearance of being burnt. Not a good appearance.
2/18/2014 11:46:06 pm
I give this one a 8. Might go higher if I saw it in person. Like the size of the pieces. Looks a little dark, but hard to tell from pic.
PS CBJ BBQ BRETHREN
2/18/2014 11:58:59 pm
Tom – CMJ/KCBS; CBJ/MBN,NCPC,NCBS & comp cook
2/19/2014 12:23:26 am
Score/Reasons = 6, while the black is evenly distributed, it is still black which is NOT appetizing to me! Looks dry.
2/19/2014 12:23:30 am
Nice job of trimming, very professional looking. However a couple shades too dark, my inclenation is it would taste burnt.
jaja01 KCBS MCBJ CTC
2/19/2014 01:16:32 am
Score/Reasons = 6, the sauce, dark color and the specks of spices makes this box unappetizing to me. A little dark color is ok but this much may cause the meat to have a burnt taste.
Tiffany KCBS CBJ-CTC
2/19/2014 02:08:48 am
8 - Not sure what all the tiny bits are and the sauce looks a little charred.
Doug KCBS MCBJ & CTC
2/19/2014 02:40:21 am
Score = 7: Pieces are a little too dark to look very appetizing. Good uniformity on size and shape though.
Bill C. KCBS MCBJ/CTC
2/19/2014 03:43:52 am
Score/Reasons: 7. Too dark
2/19/2014 04:09:58 am
Score = 8
2/19/2014 04:29:38 am
Score/Reasons=6, there appears to be heavy charring under the layer of sauce. The bits in the sauce and the color of the sauce are a turn-off for me.
2/19/2014 07:29:00 am
7 - nice arrangement, even sized pieces. Not sure how to respond to the rub, would suggest dialing it back some for appearance sake.
BlueSmoke KCBS CBJ/COMP COOK
2/19/2014 07:40:51 am
7.......Nice sized pieces. Scorched sauce. Probably a 9 if the sauce was the right color.
David - CMBJ/KCBS
2/19/2014 07:53:44 am
score - 7. the arrangement is nice but whatever has been done to the skin makes it very unappetizing.
2/19/2014 11:21:17 am
Score: 8 Nice uniform pieces. Sauce appears to be over carmalized.
John - KCBS / MCBJ, CTC, Rep; MBN & MIM Judge
2/20/2014 06:07:51 am
Score/Reasons: 7; Pluses: At least 6 pieces in box; all pieces consistent consistently sized & trimmed. Minuses: Sauce is way too heavy, thick, gloppy, and uneven. Skin is shrinking up to expose the meat on many pieces.
2/20/2014 09:04:52 am
Score 6. The thick dark coating and seeds (?) are a real turn-off for this box. As always, I view an entry as if this was served on my plate in a restaurant and with this chicken it would be a real disappointment.
2/20/2014 11:51:16 pm
Nice uniform large thighs. Looks to be burnt sauce or seasoning on the tops. First impressions are lasting impressions. right through taste and tenderness. Appearance (6) average
Steve R - KCBS and BBQ Brethren CBJ
2/23/2014 12:40:22 pm
GREAT looking entry. Neat and uniform in appearance and I am very anxious to judge this one. Well deserved 9
Eric KCBS MCBJ
2/24/2014 12:23:08 pm
Score/Reasons = 7; looks burnt in places although I like the look of the seasoning on the surface; size is relatively consistent; coating looks inconsistent; I get the feeling that my first taste will be of carbon from being burnt
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