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Need an opinion

Postby sdar » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:14 pm

I posted this on another Texas forum. We are a husband and wife team that cooks Texas comps. We made it to the World Food Championships this year. The judges are KCBS. I have made burnt ends and they are pretty good in my opinion. They are definitely not in our wheel house. I value this forum's opinion. Would you turn them in or dance with just the flat slices that brung you ?
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby ThomEmery » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:34 pm

If the burnt ends turn out great in the box they go
If not you got your lunch
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby BluDawg » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:35 am

Always go all in on a sure thing, go with the slices. If I was to throw reckless abandon to the wind I'd just do cubes of the point to highlight its goodness and let it stand on it's own, why hide it under goop. I always figure sauce served on fresh bbq is to cover up an oops.

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Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:45 pm

Like Thom said, if they're really good, put them in. If not, leave them out. If the slices are off the chain, and the burnt ends are so-so, they'll only remember the burnt ends when they write down the score.

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Re: Need an opinion

Postby sdar » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:31 pm

Thanks for the replies. Thanks Blu...your opinion although never having entered a contest is valuable. Having my tail handed to me in the Royal...Although we won our brisket table really makes me wonder.
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby ThomEmery » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:53 pm

I judged at the Worlds once
Most of the the judges were west coast CBJs
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby jtilk » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:54 pm

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ wrote:Like Thom said, if they're really good, put them in. If not, leave them out. If the slices are off the chain, and the burnt ends are so-so, they'll only remember the burnt ends when they write down the score.

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I couldnt agree more. Only put in that box what will benefit you... if there are any questions leave them out. I know everyone likes to preach burnt ends in KCBS formats but it's not a necessity. We took 3rd place brisket in our first KCBS compt last year leaving those jokers out. I just couldnt convince myself to do what I wasnt accustomed to.
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby ThomEmery » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:59 pm

Guys have won KCBS contests out here with no slices in the box
Just burnt ends
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby JMoney7269 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:09 pm

^^ lol and kcbs teams hate on tx BBQ

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Re: Need an opinion

Postby sdar » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:39 pm

ThomEmery wrote:I judged at the Worlds once
Most of the the judges were west coast CBJs
Blues hog country


I refuse to sauce my brisket. Maybe I should have to win, but no. It was a great experience though.
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby Big Ed » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:49 pm

sdar wrote:
ThomEmery wrote:I judged at the Worlds once
Most of the the judges were west coast CBJs
Blues hog country


I refuse to sauce my brisket. Maybe I should have to win, but no. It was a great experience though.

No sauce on beef here either but you sure are doing something right to get you to the WFC in the first place!!! :salut:
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby ThomEmery » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:32 pm

The sauce was for the burnt ends
Slices swim in their own juices
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby sdar » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Thanks. We've had fun telling our buddies that we beat the Estonian bbq team.
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Re: Need an opinion

Postby ThomEmery » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:44 pm

LoL :D
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