IMHO we are supposed to judge what we are presented, as it is presented. If brisket is presented as chopped (or chunked, burnt-ends), then I think it should be judged as chopped brisket (but I will carefully evaluate mouth feel for the mushy signs of over-cooking). To assume that it is overcooked is wrong, but if it SEEMS to be overcooked, then it IS overcooked.
Until the rules are changed to require sliced brisket, the judges cannot require that the brisket be sliced.
OMG - is this an example of the Judicial Activism that Harriet Meyers is being asked about??
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