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Brew-B-Q
02-23-2009, 09:34 AM
Here are a couple pictures of some chicken thighs I cooked on the kettle last night. I'd like to know what you think of the appearance - color, shine, etc. I'm having difficulty getting it right and want to know what others think. I know the pictures aren't great, but at least I remembered to take them. I know some are a bit gloppy and there's a big hunk of black something on one.

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff342/patmccreight/Feb2209Chicken003.jpg

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff342/patmccreight/Feb2209Chicken002.jpg

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
02-23-2009, 09:44 AM
It may be the lighting or just the quality of the picture itself, but to my eye, the sauce is too thick and opaque. I can see brush strokes.

I like to be able to see the skin look like it is going to be crispy when i bite into it. A thin layer of sauce/glaze can help make that happen. A thick coating obscures the chicken.

Overall, I think you are on the right track.

Scottie
02-23-2009, 09:57 AM
You're using the wrong rub and sauce... Take a picture of my sponsor banner and that will give you an idea...

Good seeing you on Saturday Pat.

YankeeBBQ
02-23-2009, 10:02 AM
No offense but to me it looks like raw chicken with sauce painted on it. Very orange sauce.

Brew-B-Q
02-23-2009, 10:18 AM
No offense but to me it looks like raw chicken with sauce painted on it. Very orange sauce.

None taken. I tried thinning the sauce but it might have still been too thick. Do I want a cherry red color?

The chicken itself was good and the skin was nice.

YankeeBBQ
02-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Most traditional bbq sauces are red

Jacked UP BBQ
02-23-2009, 11:02 AM
Sauce is boss from my experience with chicken.

Sledneck
02-23-2009, 11:08 AM
Sauce is boss from my experience with chicken.
http://www.postimage.org/gx1l01Ar.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx1l01Ar)

Jacked UP BBQ
02-23-2009, 11:13 AM
http://www.postimage.org/gx1l01Ar.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx1l01Ar)


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Brew-B-Q
02-23-2009, 11:33 AM
This was Cattlemen's original with some honey and apple juice. I'm in the "clearing out the many bottles of sauce in my fridge" stage. It sure didn't look orange when I mixed it up. After cooking, it actually looked more brown than orange. Wasn't what I wanted, looks wise. I think the orange color is from the flash. I've got a jug of SBR too, so I'll use that up on the next cook.