I have 3 smokes under my belt so far so big time newbie. The last smoke i did was chicken quarters. I brined them, then smoked them. I have an MES 30. I didn't put water in my pan for the chicken. Anyway, the skin was a disgusting black leather that couldn't be chewed. And it didn't taste good at all. The meat was incredible though! So what did i do wrong with the chicken? Oh and i should mention i put on a rub with mustard to get it to stick.