Just a quick comment from a judge's perspective, be VERY careful when cutting the bone as the last thing a judge wants to have in his bite of chicken is bone fragments!!! Sure won't help your score ANY!!!
12-02-2011 02:14 PM
better bone in then a tooth pick... DQ sucks, :doh:ouch...
12-02-2011 04:12 PM
Originally Posted by bbqbrad
I pull the skin around, trim, then pin using these... T-pins
and always count the pins when building your box and have no distractions around it is very easy to leave one in and that is not good not good at all
Southern Home Boy
12-03-2011 01:34 PM
When I scrape the subcu fat off the skin, it gets "stretchier" and wraps around a trimmed up, bone-in thigh pretty well.
12-03-2011 05:06 PM
I haven't found a good way yet. I have tried taking the skin completely off, and didn't have good luck with that, so I just took it mostly off, leaving it attached on one side of the thigh. Had better luck with that. I am also playing around with not removing the skin at all ( read that in Ray Lampe's book ). I am trying to find a way that works for me consistently, as I am going to start doing some comps this year.
12-03-2011 07:51 PM
Haven't posted in a bit so I figured I'd drop my two cents in. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
I've done both bone in and deboned thights, both to pretty good results. My lat comp. I left the bones in and finished 5th, highest yet. I leave the skin attached to one side, and trim/square them up, including cutting off the knuckle. I then stretch the skin around and trim it up so that its even on the sides, and wraps around the opposite of the attached side. I don't scrape the skins. I cook at a higher temp for about 2.5 hrs, start to finish.
[QUOTE=Slamdunkpro;1858340]I find that if I buy it dinner and a movie first it helps:becky:
You just made me about choke on my coke. LOL
Hot Sauce Hoss
12-04-2011 10:38 AM
Yes cut the knuckles off. Just be sure to rinse really well. I do the mm method to the t and have been rewarded with some good scores the second have of the season as a result. PM me if you like and i will try to help more.