Chicken For Competition ?????

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by jckdanls 07, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK... I'm in a BBQ Comp. this weekend and undecided (confused) on what to do. We need to turn in 8 pieces for the judges. Was thinking about doing 2 beer can chickens and cutting them up. But then I'm not the best carver in the world. Then another dilemma I have is how long it's going to take so I can pull off smoker and straight to the judges so they'll be warm as i have no warmer box.

    So My question is, 2 beer can chickens or pieces and which ones ?
     
  2. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I would do dark meat. brine some thighs or leg thigh quarters

    most of the time at comps that is what you see
     
  3. My two cents:  I recommend trimming thighs all the same before cooking them so they look nice.  Then, cook them low and slow so the skin doesn't come off when the judge takes a bite and (s)he can see his/her teeth marks in the meat.  Build your box so everything is dress right dress.  No brush marks on your glaze...just a shiny coating.  Cook twice what you need and pick the best ones for turn in.
     
  4. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    I just did 2 beer can chickens a couple nights ago and it took about 3 1/2 hours. I'm not the best carver either so the leg quarters sound like a good idea as far as appearance goes, or I guess you could do legs and thighs.

    What ever I decided on I would definitely brine the chicken, and I really like the Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine.

    1 1/2 Gal Water

    1/2 C Salt - Kosher

    1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar

    2 tsp Garlic Powder

    2 tsp Onion Powder

    2 tsp Cajun Spice (Louisiana Cajun Seasoning) i used Tony Casheres Creole

    2 tsp Celery Seed
     
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks guys.. I appreciate it...
     
  6. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you are going to do thighs I would do muffin pan thighs a quick google will show you how.
     
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      I will do Exactly that it will be moist and juicy .
     

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