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Old 11-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

I was able to get registered for a KCBS Judging class that was fairly close-by to where I live. What kind of things should I expect from the class? Is it something that I'll be taking a lot of notes on? Are classes fairly standard, or do they from class to class?
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Re: KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

I think they pass out the same written material at every class. I took a few notes but put it on the booklet they passed out. They also give you food to judge in every meat category, but I expect there is a lot of variation in that from class to class. It should be a fun time.
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Re: KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

When I took the class, 1-1/2 hours of the 3 hour course was spent on identifying illegal garnishes. As a judge, you cannot disqualify a sample for an illegal garnish. Only a contest rep can disqualify.

No, I doubt that you will need to take many notes. Take the class, and have fun.

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Griff, they have all 4 categories of contest meat in Alaska? Are you sure that wasn't penguin, walrus ribs, walrus butt and caribu brisket?
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Re: KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

Bob, you left out the grizz class.
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Re: KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

I don't want to be judgmental.
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Re: KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

The wife and I help out at the class every year. We are lucky to have Linda and Jerry Mulane as reps. The folk that did it a few years back, were worthless. You can learn somethings, but if you have a crappy teacher "who thinks he knows it all" don't spend a nickel !

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Re: KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

Thanks for the feedback! I'm hoping that it'll be worth my money. Guess I'll find out next weekend.
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Re: KCBS Judging class -- what to expect

I didn't learn anything I didn't already know from internet research. The cool thing is I got a KCBS membership out of it. Also I can judge to help improve my scores. I'd say it's worth the $100 bucks. Donít expect good food examples. Youíll be learning techniques and rules. The food we practice judged was horrible.
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That's the point. To show you what is dog doo, and good BBQ. Most folk around me don't BBQ and have NO CLUE! Any Jane or Joe can be a KCBS Judge. They think a gas grill is a BBQ. Sad indeed.

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