1st Drumsticks, To Skin Or Not

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ddbck, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. ddbck

    ddbck Fire Starter

    Smoking my 1st set of drumsticks today. I couldn't decide weather or not to skin them. After reading some threads on here about rubbery skin i decided to play it safe & skin'em. After skinning I used the McCormicks Applewood Rub, then into ziplock & refrigerate for a bit. Using apple wood chunks, then basting with A&W BBQ sauce. I picked up the drumstick & wing rack at Menards for $6.00
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks like a great start.

    We don't eat the skin either, but we leave it on to keep the meat moist.

    I usually put the rub & butter under the skin then into the smoker.

  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice drumsticks!  [​IMG]   I like that rack!

  4. ddbck

    ddbck Fire Starter

    Thx all. The drumstick turned out great. Almost fall off the bone. Smoked @220° for 2.5 hrs then turned up to 250° for 35 minutes. Basted with A&W BBQ sauce after 2 hrs. The rack worked flawlessly. Wife & kids said its a deffinate keeper.
  5. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Looks fantastic!
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look delicious!

    I gotta check out those racks!

  7. awesome looking legs!ya mind me askin wher u got the leg rack from
  8. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    Right? That rack is awesome. The legs look great too :biggrin:
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking drummies! Nothing wrong with naked bird parts.

    If you want crispy skin you need to high temp smoke, 325+. Or pull a bit early and finish on a hot grill or under the broiler.
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking drumsticks, sorry I am late to the party. Some time try coating the skinless chicken with mayo then grill/BBQ/ smoke them. Talk about juicy and you can't taste the mayo. Yours are great looking, but some day when ya want something different..... try it. It really surprized me my first try.
  11. Looks like those came out very nice! I did not know A&W had sauce...how is it?
  12. nice looking naked legs, never though of taking the skin off, and i have a rack or two like that i use for grilling legs. it does a good job for that two, i picked up those racks at lowes, home depot. great job on those legs.

    Danny Lang
  13. Perfect,we dont have a menards here so i will check these places,thanks.

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