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01-13-2010, 08:51 PM
For comps, most use thieghs... question is this:

What do you cook? if thieghs, bone in or out??

doing our first all grown up comp in april, and its KCBS. so thats good not having to worry about the on site.

pork.. good
ribs.. good both spare and babies
brisket.. getting there
chicken.. working it out. we cook whole chickens for what we sell and eat. and that wont work well for comp..so.. i'll read thru the msgs and see whats out there, just thought i'd ask while it was on my mind..


Butt Lover's
01-13-2010, 10:11 PM
Most comp cooks do bone in thighs, but some good chicken cooks do bone out

01-13-2010, 10:51 PM
Breast used to score well, but they are very unforgiving. If I did breasts, I would also do thighs in case the breasts didn't come off right.

thighs hold better and flavor and texture wise score well.

They should be evenly trimmed.

Heck though, we can;t give up all that we've learned. that would rob you of the fun of learning.:msn-wink:

give 'em he!!:thumbs up:

Fatback Joe
01-14-2010, 08:12 AM
All I have ever done is bone in thighs, but have seen wings turned in a time or two........they finished in the top 25% from what I remember.

As already mentioned, thighs are the most forgiving.

01-14-2010, 11:44 AM
99% do bone-in thighs. I've never seen breasts while judging. (:D)
I was judging a comp and a turn-in box had boneless thighs. The lady next to me said, "What are those?". She scored them low. I liked them. :shrug:

Butt Lover's
01-14-2010, 12:03 PM
Have you ever seen drumsticks Mike?

01-14-2010, 02:12 PM
Our first contest we did beer but chickens.

We turned in breast, thighs and drumsticks.

We took 3rd, was blown away.

Tanked ever since.


01-15-2010, 08:58 AM
Have you ever seen drumsticks Mike?

Nope. And you would think some would do them. They are easy and cook evenly and quickly. And I personally like a good leg.

01-15-2010, 12:03 PM
Have you ever seen drumsticks Mike?

I have, but just once.:shrug::misbehaving::roflmaoha0: