Ribs Box 158
Dan KCBS CTC,MCBJ
4/28/2013 08:39:08 am
8 looks awkward with the top rib on its side
4/28/2013 08:53:46 am
Ribs are a little dark in spots to me would go 7-7.5
4/28/2013 09:19:11 am
7 - Odd arrangement. Does not look appealing.
4/28/2013 09:32:18 am
9 - Look yummy. Nice presentation
4/28/2013 10:24:28 am
7 Color is good, sauce okay, but uniformity is missing. My bet is this one wins on taste, texture.
4/28/2013 11:33:57 am
5 - onside rib is a huge downer.
jim v mcbj
4/28/2013 12:45:24 pm
9 I like it!
4/28/2013 01:46:27 pm
7. Ribs appear even in size but the top rib looks dry and over-cooked.
4/28/2013 08:26:39 pm
8 - I like the glaze and I know these ribs have to be tender because of the size of the bones - very light or young pig. Slice on side seems to indicate not enough fat rendered for me.
Bill cbj kcbs
4/29/2013 12:11:26 am
Chaz D KCBS CBJ
4/29/2013 12:12:34 am
8 and I SOOO want to do a 9 but the that dark uneven finish is a killer. Other than the areas that (possibly because of the pic) look a bit overdone these ribs look great. Some judges will kick a point because of the uneven sizes. It sounds crazy but whip out a measuring tape and arrange them shortest to longest so it isn't so obvious.
Frank KCBS MCBJ CTC
4/29/2013 01:38:44 am
8. Even up the color to get closer to a 9.
4/29/2013 02:02:13 am
Score 8. Due to the color and heavy sauce this entry does not allow me to score higher than an 8.
4/29/2013 03:04:17 am
Ed KCBS MCBJ
4/29/2013 03:09:10 am
Nice arrangement, looking at the cartiledge on the top piece isn't very appettising. The dark spots not so much either. A little more time lining up ribs would help also.
4/29/2013 04:59:36 am
9 - Makes me want some!!!
4/29/2013 05:04:01 am
8 - Outside of potential oversaucing, some uneven cuts, placement and picking-and-choosing from different racks there's nothing wrong here. For me those are small issues when considering how good these look.
Bill C/MCBJ/CTC KCBS
4/29/2013 06:57:27 am
Doug KCBS MCBJ & CTC
4/29/2013 07:11:31 am
Score = 8, ribs have some dark spots that make them look over done.
4/29/2013 07:49:54 am
I would give this box a 9. Great color on the meat and I like to see the side shot of the rib!
Don Ousley cbj
4/29/2013 09:49:07 am
For comp these ribs need better attention when being smoked. The color across the ribs are off.
Matt KCBS CBJ
4/29/2013 12:24:28 pm
8 - In my opinion, those are excellent looking ribs, but had to score an 8 because of the uneven cuts and because the sauce looks like it may have begun to caramelize.
Jeff KCBS CBJ
4/29/2013 02:33:12 pm
8. 9 if they had come from the same rack
Mike S.; KCBS MCBJ &,BBQ-Brethren RJ
4/29/2013 10:08:26 pm
8 - I like the fact that the cook was not afraid to show the meat; though the photograph doesn't give it justice.
BlueSmoke KCBS CBJ/COMP COOK
4/30/2013 03:11:07 am
8......Good color. Even cut. Meat looks moist.
Tom - CBJ w/ KCBS, MBN, NCPC & comp cook
4/30/2013 03:16:23 am
SCORE/REASONS: 5 - looks slightly below average with several problems - looks DRY to me!, uneven coloration, uneven slicing, sizes too dissimilar, meat shrinkage on the bone varies, not lined up very good, the rib on its side doesn't help the appearance of this box.
Michael CMBJ KCBS
4/30/2013 07:26:21 am
jaja01 KCBS MCBJ CTC
4/30/2013 08:10:59 am
8 - The ribs are not consistent in size. It is difficult to tell the quality of the rib at the top because of the glare which might be from the camera. I am giving the eight because I am not taking into consideration the item to the left since it appears to me not to be in the box. If the item is in the box, them the score would be a 6.
John - KCBS / MCBJ, CTC, Rep; MBN & MIM Judge
4/30/2013 03:38:04 pm
8 - nice looking box of ribs.
Jeff KCBS CBJ
5/1/2013 03:11:39 am
score/comment 7 color looks a little dark, looks a tad bit over done, could be a little straighter looking on placement maybe an 8 inperson
Scott A. KCBS/CBJ
5/1/2013 06:52:34 am
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