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Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-15-2012, 05:08 PM
I am practicing bite through skin for a comp in two weeks and wondered if you prefer a sharp knife or dull knife to scrape fat off backside of skin. Thanks.

beerguy
09-15-2012, 05:25 PM
I use a melon baller, so id classify that as dull. Whatever works best for you is whats right.

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-15-2012, 05:29 PM
My sharp knife just seems to want to tear skin. Mellon baller that's a good idea.

Q-Dat
09-15-2012, 05:36 PM
When we still scraped, it was with a fairly dull knife, so as not to cut through.

However, we stopped scraping. Now we just leave it in the butter bath until the skin is bite through tender.

wjwheeler
09-15-2012, 05:43 PM
I was at a popular cooking school last weekend and he advised not to scrape the skin. It takes away the flavor. We use a dull knife to scrape it. There's a Youtube video with a guy using a paint scrapper.

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-15-2012, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the advice.

Ford
09-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Try a sharp knife and filet the fat off.

BMerrill
09-15-2012, 10:26 PM
No scrape camp here

parrdist
09-15-2012, 10:33 PM
I've gone skinless the last 2 times finished 2nd both times with one GC. I'm not scrapping as long as my luck holds out. :)

Ringburner
09-15-2012, 11:02 PM
Melon baller...... How is it I've not thought of that sooner. Inspired!

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gettinbasted
09-16-2012, 02:09 AM
I wish chicken was made of pork...

Ringburner
09-16-2012, 02:26 AM
I wish chicken was made of pork...

Lol!

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rookiedad
09-16-2012, 08:15 AM
the ultimate chicken skin scraper!

http://www.copco.com/store/site/product.cfm/id/2B234685-1E0B-C910-EA1B6CE74331DBC4/fid/2B234695-1E0B-C910-EA048EC4E50BC27

also, if you use my trick of slightly warming the skin in warm water just before scraping, the fat literally comes right off; however, this must be done indavidually, and recooled right after scraping to avoid any spoilage hazzards.

Shiz-Nit
09-16-2012, 03:07 PM
Dull here

Igotgas
09-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Try a sharp knife and filet the fat off.

^^^^^^^ That's what I ended up doing, and it worked well.

The_Kapn
09-16-2012, 03:59 PM
When I used to worry--I used the el-cheapo "stamped" measuring spoons.
Tablespoon size had sharp edge and scraped the fat off without tearing due to the rounded shape.
Worked for me.
Lots of ways to do it.

TIM