I recently smoked some chicken thighs in my pellet smoker, and pretty much everyone who tried them liked the result. However, I did get the complaint that the skin wasn't crisp. I've read several threads here about smoking at 275-300 to achieve this result - I smoked at about 180 on the basis that "low is better."
As an alternative to a higher temperature, has anyone here tried grilling the chicken to get delicious grill marks? And if so, should I do this before or after the main smoke?