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    Hi Harry,
    I was wondering what competition judges look for in chicken skin.
    Do they (in general) prefer it crisp? That's hard to do on a WSM without taking it apart and using the bottom section like a grill.
    How do you finish your chicken so the skin comes out the way you want it?
    I was better, but I got over it

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    CBJs are looking and testing for bite-through skin. It's hard to do crispy skin unless you roast your chicken at 350. CBJs aren't really expecting crisp skin. They must get bite-through if they are to give you high points. I've had good success cooking at 275 degrees and using organic air-dried fresh chicken that has thin skin.
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    Harry, I noticed that you mostly cook bone in chicken thighs and some times wings. Since you cook your chicken at 275, what it your approximate cooking time?

    Thank you!
    Steve
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    Thighs are done in 1 1/2 hours @ 275
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    do you trim or cut the bone in any way, other then the occasional piece of cartlidge?
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    I leave the knuckle bones intact. I prefer a normal looking thigh.
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