I've done it twice a and placed second in brisket both times. However, I put slices in the box, too. I wanted them to see that it was a choice NOT because the brisket was overcooked, but because I could get two tastes out of the same piece of meat.
Otherwise, I think the judges interpret it as, "This brisket was overcooked and the cook couldn't get good slices." The opposite is true of supper thin slices, "This brisket was undercooked and that's why my slice is as thin as a piece of paper."
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