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First competition

Postby Matt » Tue May 09, 2017 10:06 pm

Had the opportunity to compete in a small IBCA event in my parents home town this past weekend. Had a great time, learned a lot, and got a walk for 3rd place brisket!
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Postby k.a.m. » Tue May 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Congratulations. :D :salut:
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Re: First competition

Postby Kiwiruss » Tue May 09, 2017 10:43 pm

Awesome cook Matt, care to share the prep and cook?

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Re: First competition

Postby Matt » Tue May 09, 2017 11:17 pm

Thanks, nothing fancy, just S&P and a little paprika, 225 the whole cook, wrapped after 6 hours in paper, pulled after 11 hours and rested for 3.
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Re: First competition

Postby Kiwiruss » Wed May 10, 2017 3:01 am

So it's that easy,lol.

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Re: First competition

Postby bsooner75 » Wed May 10, 2017 6:34 am

Way to go…simple rub getting a walk in comp…go figure


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Re: First competition

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed May 10, 2017 7:01 am

Congrats - this may just be the beginning of some great times for you in the future. :tup: :salut: :cheers:
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Postby Sailor Kenshin » Wed May 10, 2017 8:14 am

Congratulations! :chef:
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Re: First competition

Postby Matt » Wed May 10, 2017 8:28 am

We talked with the head judge a lot and he shared a lot of info with us, main thing being you never know what the judges will like on a given day. We all thought our chicken was fantastic but we placed next to last, and the brisket that took first was very light in color with very little smoke ring :scratch:
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Re: First competition

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed May 10, 2017 8:47 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Welcome to the World of "JUDGED EVENTS" and Good Luck :tup:
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Re: First competition

Postby Ranchertx » Wed May 10, 2017 3:15 pm

Congrats on the good job!

I am more and more convinced now that in most IBCA comps, taste is by far the most important thing, and tenderness and appearance much less!
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Re: First competition

Postby k.a.m. » Wed May 10, 2017 6:16 pm

Which cook off was this Matt?
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Re: First competition

Postby k.a.m. » Wed May 10, 2017 6:21 pm

Ranchertx wrote:Congrats on the good job!

I am more and more convinced now that in most IBCA comps, taste is by far the most important thing, and tenderness and appearance much less!

Appearance is always a plus in my opinion because when the judge opens the box their first impression is hard to wipe from their memory. As far as tenderness the judges use a cheap knife and fork to cut the meat. If your product is tough they have to fight it and frustration will sometimes get you a low score.
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Re: First competition

Postby rus_bro » Wed May 10, 2017 9:06 pm

k.a.m. wrote:
Ranchertx wrote:Congrats on the good job!

I am more and more convinced now that in most IBCA comps, taste is by far the most important thing, and tenderness and appearance much less!

Appearance is always a plus in my opinion because when the judge opens the box their first impression is hard to wipe from their memory. As far as tenderness the judges use a cheap knife and fork to cut the meat. If your product is tough they have to fight it and frustration will sometimes get you a low score.


I learned that in my LoneStar Association cookoff. I took the KCBS Cirt Judging class and all tasting is done with the hands and bites. For this event i was told that its all done with a knife and fork so everything should be EXTRA tender meaning a little overcooked for my liking. GO FIGURE.

CONGRATS on the walk.

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Re: First competition

Postby Matt » Wed May 10, 2017 10:15 pm

k.a.m. wrote:Which cook off was this Matt?


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