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01-20-2013, 10:41 AM
I am sure this has probably been covered before but because I am a newbie to the site I will ask again. Competition chicken thighs should one use bone in or out have seen both used, I think it would be better to do bone out. have not done a comp yet but am going to this year thanks all

01-20-2013, 11:00 AM
People win both ways. As a judge, I mostly see bone in.


01-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Many many threads here.

Cook whichever way you do best.

I see them both ways and they both win (and lose) based on quality, not bone presence or absence 8)


01-20-2013, 11:52 AM
Our team has cooked them bone-in and bone-out and had good results with both. It's really up to you.

Smokin Mike
01-20-2013, 06:27 PM
I had better results with bone in, but I am not a good chicken cooker, my best was 10/40'ish teams once.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
01-20-2013, 07:23 PM
try using the search option and you will find a monster sized number of threads on this topic.

btw...it all comes down to what you cook the best.

01-20-2013, 11:40 PM
I've cooked them both ways and have had great success with bone in. It is ultimately personal preference. For me, my prep time was cut in half by leaving the bones in them. That was a major deciding factor for me since I basically am a one man show.