The story about the Pork entry photo (as promised)

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Posted by Juggy on November 28, 2000 at 19:31:03:

This post is also posted in the Judging Survey thread

Dear Forum Readers, Thank you for your scores, comments, and positive responses. I hope this as been as much of a learning experience for you as it has for me. I would like to thank Ray Basso once again for allowing me to do this. There is a person who has kept quiet this whole time while you have critiqued his tray. I would like to thank Stu Carpenter for having the patience of Job and for allowing us to use the picture in this thread. Thanks also to Lee for helping me set up the picture on the original post on this thread.

I said I would tell the whole story about the tray and here it goes. The tray was assembled by Stu and his teammates, (David Klose, Stu Carpenter, Gunner Roe, Ray Wright and Glenn Chandler) for the team of "BBQ Pits by Klose." The picture was taken FOUR minutes minutes BEFORE the tray was FINISHED. (Those of you who said the tray looked like it was not quite done were indeed correct.)

The FINISHED tray scored a 175 and placed 9th overall in the Open Contest of this year's American Royal. Stu said after the picture was taken, the following things were done to improve the appearance of the tray: The lettuce was trimmed with a pair of scissors; more lettuce and parsley were added to fill the holes; the meat in the tray was repositioned and/or replaced; and there was more pulled pork added to the tray.

I was not trying to trick anyone by posting the picture of the unfinished tray. Stu is still looking to see if he has a picture of the finished tray. I feel like we had a better discussion on judging a tray that was not quite finished or not quite perfect than we would have had if we were rating a tray that was "perfect." And by the scores they received at the Royal, I guess the Klose team's finished tray was almost perfect.

Once again, I would like to thank everyone who provided input and helped to make this thread possible. I will close with this. I have learned more from your comments than I have from your scores. Without those comments this "survey" would have been just another thread. You good folks made this thread the learning experience it was by making these comments and for that I am grateful.

Beers to all,

Juggy D Beerman

PS I will be starting a new thread on what I have learned from this at a later time.

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