What helped us was using a different chicken to begin with. The difference in skin between what we find in the grocery store and what we get for contest is huge. The skin is pretty thin to start with. We get our comp chickens whole from Alewel's in Warrensburg, MO.
Pork Pullin Plowboys
(and Smoke on Wheels
Save a hog, ride a plowboy!
Todd Johns (me); Blue Springs, MO
Randy Hinck (PigBoy); Concordia, MO
Andy Groneman (Hodedo); KC, KS (Cameo Appearances)
FEC-500SS; FEC-100 (Right handed); FEC-100 (Left handed); Country Smoker Tailgater; Big Green Egg (2-large, small, mini); Cookshack Pellet Fired Charbroiler