Ribs Box 165
6/27/2013 11:36:05 am
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7/1/2013 02:06:31 am
Score = 6
jamie cbj comp cook
6/27/2013 12:19:48 pm
7/8- ribs look very dark. the garnish over powers the box. I know it is not supposed to count. maybe a better picture or more ribs in box
6/27/2013 12:26:17 pm
7 Looks dry but there is potential here. Bark and color okay with me.
David - CBJ/KCBS
6/27/2013 12:47:00 pm
Score - 7 - ribs are too dark, appear dry and the edges are rough as if not cut with a sharp knife, or were overcooked and hard to cut cleanly.
6/27/2013 12:57:53 pm
7 not very appealing, two dark. would be a better looking with two more ribs. the six in there look lost
6/27/2013 01:21:55 pm
a 6. Nice bark color and even placement. The cut edges appear uneven and the meat looks dry.
Dan KCBS CTC,MCBJ
6/27/2013 01:27:41 pm
8 little dark but nice cuts
6/27/2013 02:07:30 pm
Nice appealing box. Ribs are uniform in size with a nice dark glaze. Slices are a little ragged on the edges which could easily be remedied by adding more glaze to cover the cut or tucking the ribs further into the parsley. I give it a 7
6/27/2013 02:10:21 pm
Bad picture - 8 - `Off-center in the box and possibly burnt sugar in the rub. I always give the benefit to the cook when the picture is inconclusive.
John - KCBS / MCBJ, CTC, Rep; MBN & MIM Judge
6/27/2013 02:44:19 pm
Score/Reasons: 8 - nice looking ribs. "Matte" finish suggests possbile dryness, but we'll judge that with taste/tenderness.
Jim H - CBJ SBN/KCBS
6/27/2013 02:53:31 pm
Score/Reasons = 7; I want to give it higher but I can't; all I can see of the ribs is the top and the bones that are protruding out of the meat. The color is a little dark but the real problem is that I can't see the meat! So, it doesn't invite me to eat the ribs. It doesn't turn me away, but there's no 'invite' to eat base on the appearance.
Jeff KCBS CBJ
6/27/2013 03:33:01 pm
score/ reason 7 looks a little dark ,ribs look uneven in size, cuts could be a little straighter
Ralph KCBS CBJ
6/27/2013 04:25:03 pm
7 - Too dark, makes me think might be dry. Edges look good, but pulled back pretty far on bones so again worry about dry/overdone. So much greenery, makes it feel like meat is a bit sparse.
6/27/2013 04:28:54 pm
7 - Ribs look a bit dark (could be due to light in photo) and dry. I do not find them appetizing to the eye. Cuts look a bit jagged which supports the look of being dry. Nice draw of the bone.
Pete - KCBS
6/27/2013 05:13:03 pm
Score - 6 - average. Maybe a little overdone, pretty dark
6/27/2013 06:08:44 pm
6 - too dark - don't like so much bone showing.
6/27/2013 09:58:32 pm
Poor picture makes it hard to judge but looks like an 8.
6/27/2013 10:16:00 pm
Score 7. Reasons: The ribs appear to be overcooked and dry. When even the bone is as dark as these are I really have to question how dry these ribs will taste. I would suggest that the cook lighten up the bark which will make the ribs more appealing.
Chaz D KCBS CBJ
6/27/2013 11:53:57 pm
Score/Reason: 8 The ribs look really dark (could be the pic) and the sizes are a bit too uneven.
Shawn-KCBS CBJ and Comp Cook
6/28/2013 12:18:57 am
Score/Reason: I would score this box a 6. Ribs are very dark in color and are not showing much sign of moisture.
6/28/2013 12:23:25 am
Score/Reasons = 8, ribs are a little too dark, look dry, not cut cleanly.
6/28/2013 01:09:58 am
BlueSmoke KCBS CBJ/COMP COOK
6/28/2013 02:03:12 am
7....Good even size. Color to dark. Meat looks dry.
6/28/2013 03:28:01 am
Scored this one an 8; meat looked very appetizing but the garnish distracted me from the overall appearance of the entry. Less garnish would have been better.
Deb KCBS MCBJ/CTC
6/28/2013 03:51:35 am
Score/Reasons: 9; ribs looks like they are nicely cooked and appear to be quite succulent.
Greg KCBS CBJ
6/28/2013 04:13:49 am
8- Nice! Even color and uniform shape. Appear to be a little on the dry side, may just be the photo.
Jim S. NEBS KCBS CBJ
6/28/2013 04:28:09 am
Score/Reasons = 6, the ribs look very dark. The ratio of meat versus garnish is very distracting. See suggestions.
Doug KCBS MCBJ & CTC
6/28/2013 04:36:34 am
Score = 8, Color looks a little too dark to be appetizing also the ribs look dry as well.
6/28/2013 03:05:55 pm
6 - with that much color and pullback from the bone they just look overcooked or even burnt.
Ed KCBS MCBJ
6/29/2013 12:53:30 am
Love the pull back on the bones. Color is a bit dark. Cuts a bit ragged.
Tom - CBJ w/ KCBS, MBN, NCPC & comp cook
6/29/2013 02:23:57 am
Score/Reasons = 8, looks pretty good, but too dark to tell much. Lacks the "POP" or "WOW" factor for a 9.
Bill C MCBJ/CTC
6/30/2013 09:46:59 am
9 or 8. Hard to tell because the picture is so dark.
6/30/2013 09:56:24 am
Score it a 9
6/30/2013 12:04:06 pm
8 I would serve these ribs anywhere except as a championship turn-in. Too dark implies toughness.
jaja01 KCBS MCBJ CTC
7/1/2013 12:35:17 am
Score/Reasons = 7, the ribs are too dark for my taste and makes the ribs look overdone. Also, there is some meat on the exposed bone on the lower right.
Matt KCBS CBJ
7/1/2013 12:53:04 am
7 - Above average - would have been an 8 if they didn't appear a bit overdone and, therefore, a bit on the dry side.
Frank KCBS MCBJ CTC
7/1/2013 01:00:47 am
Score/Reasons = 6 Ribs appear too dark and possibly dry
7/2/2013 12:41:14 am
8 very uniform but a little bit of a rough cut on bones
7/2/2013 06:37:22 am
Scott - KCBS CBJ
7/3/2013 10:29:39 am
Score/Reasons = 8, very good. Very nice looking ribs, appreciate the nice pink color of the meat - appetizing!
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