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  • Jhirshon
    Former Member
    • Sep 2018
    • 124
    • San Francisco

    Competition chicken thigh tips?

    Hello all, brand new member here and already I'm both humbled and awed by the accumulated knowledge and friendly demeanor of everyone here!

    I'm entering my first competition cook-off next weekend and would greatly appreciate and welcome your tips and suggestions on cooking this meat up in a successful fashion!

    With gratitude and respect for any assistance you can render - Jonathan
  • JGo37
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    • Apr 2018
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    #2
    Good luck and it's great to hear you're competing. I'm still trying to master skin's crispness too. What are you using to cook the thighs?

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    • Jhirshon
      Jhirshon commented
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      I'm thinking you could use a pocket torch to crisp the skin, just like you would use it to get a crispy shell on a creme brulee!
  • Jhirshon
    Former Member
    • Sep 2018
    • 124
    • San Francisco

    #3
    A simple Weber charcoal grill. I'm cooking the this in a small individual loaf pan with ghee (clarified butter), some chicken stock, garlic and herbs. Cleaning and cooking the thighs per the awesome instructions here: https://girlscangrill.com/recipe/com...hicken-thighs/

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    • Thom Emery
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      Thats a good cook plan

    • randy56
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      this is the method we use in competition
  • JGo37
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1307
    • the LOU
    • Cookers:

      22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
      CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
      Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

      Accessories:

      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
      Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
      OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
      Smokenator
      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
      SnS
      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

      My Helpers:

      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
      & the PIT!

    #4
    The mini loaf pan is a good idea - consistency in presentation earns points. I've used a hand held propane cylinder with the common torch tip, but it's hard to get them to look all the same. For the first smoke, the setup below might give you ideas.

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