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rdstoll 09-26-2013 09:39 PM

Chicken wings - Is this cheating?
 
So I did my third run of wings on the UDS tonight after two utter failures. This batch turned out much better as I used a diffuser and cranked the heat up to over 300 for the cook.

Used two Simply Marvelous rubs - left wings in bags mixed with rub overnight.

Anyway I have done no saucing on my wings and when I took this batch off the texture and crispness were great but I didn't feel like the rub flavor was really present. So was a bit disappointed

But then I decided to shake some rub on them and suddenly they were fantastic wings.

My question is this: theoretically if I were turning wings in for a contest, is it fine to dust them with rub after they are cooked? I view it the same as saucing but for some reason the traditionalist in me is saying this would be viewed as a shortcut. Opinions? :-D:twisted:

BBQ_Mayor 09-26-2013 09:58 PM

Yep. It's fine to dust with rub before you turn in your entry. We usually dust all of our entries.

Copronymous 09-26-2013 10:03 PM

"Finishing powder" :)

landarc 09-26-2013 10:35 PM

There are guys that will hit their meat with a very fine powder, as the above post says, Finishing Powder or Finishing Dust, it adds a nice punch at the end.

Hal4UK 09-26-2013 11:42 PM

Judges like that which what tastes good.
As long as you're within the rules, DO THAT.

sliding_billy 09-27-2013 02:01 AM

What's the old saying? If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying. Seriously, finishing rub is all good.


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