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Old 10-20-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
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Two suggestions for crispy skin.

1. Either cook in the 350* range from the beginning
2. Smoke as usual and pull off 10* before they reach your done temp and finish over direct heat.

Chicken skin is alot of competitors "achilies heel"! Good luck!
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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How about taking the skin off?
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
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Brine, 300-350 Cooking Range, Oil and Lemon Juice, Last Minute Grill Marks if Needed.

I Grill Chicken at a low temp as apposed to smoking at a high temp.

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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Best chicken skin I have run into come off birds and/or their parts which have been cooked slow direct on a rotess. Makes the skin the way it outta be. Clamp basket(s) which mount to the spit rod work well for splits and parts.

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How about taking the skin off?
Good question.
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:13 PM   #6
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I do skinless thighs for comps. I've scored well and not so well.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:04 PM   #7
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Imho, the skin is the best part of the chicken. Getting it right is crucial to good scores.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:32 AM   #8
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Re: Crispy chicken skin

Crispy skin is a function of heat and humidity. Low temp (slow smoking) will not get it for you. Good with the 300 and see if that gets you what you want.A few tricks are adding oil to the skin, separating the skin from the meat (a good way to get seasoning under the skin and on the meat), and air drying uncovered overnight in the fridge.

http://www.kfcchickenrecipe.com/kfc-cri ... ecipe.html
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #9
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Re: Crispy chicken skin

Let me readjust my view here...no matter how hard you try, your skin will NEVER be crispy...as soon as you drop the top on the Styrofoam container it will lose the crispiness! Your best bet is to achieve "bite through skin" and not worry about the crispy part!
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #10
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Re: Crispy chicken skin

Just poke a buncha holes in the top of the container to let the steam escape !!!! Jeeeze !


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Old 07-27-2010, 06:34 PM   #11
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Re: Crispy chicken skin

Well the key is here of course right before turn in time to throw it a fryer. I have thought many times of trying this just aint quite got around to it yet. Might take a little expurimentation for the comp boys to learn how much charcoal it take to get to frying temps. In fact back in a previous existence as a dirt dauber welder I had this guy keep pestering me to build him a charcoal fired deep frying rig. It was 3 stackable rings of large bore pipe. Bottom ring was the base second segment was where the vents and charcoal was located. Top pot was where the grease went. The top two pipe segments had bottoms. He claimed to know a guy who had one and you could fry up every fish in town with that arrangement using up only about 5 lbs of kingsford.

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Re: Crispy chicken skin

Kind of sure that would get you a DQ there wheel.

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Old 07-28-2010, 07:22 PM   #13
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Re: Crispy chicken skin

Well I aint sure why. Doubt they nag if you want to finish on a grill in a Sams pan with some grease.

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Re: Crispy chicken skin

Smoke em then toss em on the grill fer a spell, that'll crisp up the skin. May not look purdy for comp but it'll sure taste good.
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