Was there a parbake on this one? (Please say no.)
Awhile back here I did some cry'in bout how back in the day (early 70's) we never par-baked nuth'in an I'm not gonna do it now, whaa, whaaa. Doofussly, I was not realizing that I am not now cook'in with a Blodgett deck oven!
And these thick hard anodized pans from Chicago Mettalic in a home oven just ain't gonna take ya where ya wanna go.....
Enter obscure strange looking 16in. pan hiding in bottom of misc. drawer. It's surface is small 1/4x1/4in. raised 'lil squares an around each square is pin head sized holes...it gets the job done without par baking the skin.
Still a 'lil bit of gum but I've also argued (I mean discussed) that before. It is nearly impossible to avoid, everyone had it back in the day, so it don't offend me. As I'm sure you probably know, John(fazzari) has addressed this issue and obtained some good results as far as eliminating gun layer.
Hope this helps Ryan.