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chicken presentation question

BGE Pit CrewBGE Pit Crew Posts: 149
edited 2:13PM in EggHead Forum
Hi ya'll,

has anyone entered a beer can chicken competition in the past, and if so, how did you serve it to the judges (whole, split, peices, sliced, etc...). Thanks for any help. Keep smokin, Dana


  • KevingKeving Posts: 36
    I don't know about all competitions, but in the KCBS each judge has to get his own separate piece of chicken. If a judge picks up his piece and another piece sticks to it, he has to keep both pieces. That means one judge won't get a piece and he can't make a score. You can try to cut it and make it look right i guess, but good luck. I would never be able to do it. I brine thighs. The brine has a similar effect as the beer can.
  • devmodedevmode Posts: 68
    Actually I have seen a couple of "experiments" where people have tested the affects of the "beer can" method and have found no difference in moisture or taste.

    ... I'm just sayin'
  • Thanks Keving,

    it is a FBA competition, but the beer can chicken is just an ancilary competetion on Friday night before the official competition. It's not anything special, but I woul like to give it my all. I am guessing I would need eight identifull pieces for the judges, but not sure how I could do it, I guess I could serve each drummie (2), thigh (2), breast (2) wings (2) = eight. I will ask at the cooks meeting on Friday, but wanted to practice this weekend. Thanks and keep smokin, Dana
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,717
    I'd ask if there is a rule or standard....if not, remember the more you cut the worse it will look. I'd probably only cut it if one side or part looked bad or something. Cutting it will dry it out faster too. t ACGP, Inc.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    This way may work for you...

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    don't know whether to laugh or turn away :unsure:
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