1st Smoke...... Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by 2005xfr, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Well, I finally got "my smoke on"!

    Started with a whole chicken, rustic rub, and 1/2 red delicious apple cut in half.

    (two quarters of a red delicious apple, cause that's all that would fit)


    Fired up the new MES40 and away we go....

    Since I had put 1/2 an apple in the chicken decided to use Apple chips. (how creative?)

    (for some reason I couldn't get this one to rotate upright)


    Here is the first sign of smoke... (never mind the sexy legs)


    Not sure I trust my "old" digital thermometer. (you'll see what I mean in a minute)


    Bird done, 1st look... Wife says it looks like it's going in for surgery.


    2nd Look (pretty bird)


    Now for the carving pictures....






    Well, got a yummm from the wife and she said it has good flavor and very juicy!

    As you can see from the last picture there was quite a bit of juice to go around.

    As I eluded to earlier... my "old" digital thermometer showed 165 deg but the chicken looked a little underdone close to the bone.

    Otherwise, I am pleased with my 1st endeavor into smoking meat.
  2. Looks delicious, I'll be starting soon, doin test runs on maintaining temps in the old BBQ.
  3. greenrn

    greenrn Fire Starter

    Nice bird, I am sure it was very tasty.[​IMG]
  4. Looks delish from here.
  5. tmw611

    tmw611 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    That looked awesome. Maybe I will do a chicken this weekend. Great job!
  6. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good Thumbs Up
  7. thsmormonsmokes

    thsmormonsmokes Smoking Fanatic

    Beautiful skin color.  Nice work.
  8. Looks outstanding! 
  9. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks awesome! Welcome to your new addiction!

  10. pat king

    pat king Fire Starter

    XFR , first , Welcome to the Forum . Next , We now know you can post Q-view so  were are watching...[​IMG].

    Good looking Bird , tell us about the Rub and if you Brined it before cooking[​IMG]

    Chicken is a great way to get to know your Smoker , and how far you can go with it...[​IMG](things you do with it).

    Us SMFers like show and tell [​IMG]

    See ya later and.....
  12. It looks great. I always do 2 or 3 so I have plenty left over. Did you brine it?  If not, give it a try. TulsaJeff has a great brine recipe available that I always use. It is awesome on Turkeys as well.

    Great job!
  13. Nice looking bird.   How long did you smoke, and what temp?
  14. Thanks, I cooked at 350deg for 3 1/2 hrs. (@ 165deg)
  15. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great... If you calibrated your "old" thermometer in boiling water and it read 212` (or close to it, make adjustments as needed) then trust it... If you didn't calibrate, then I suggest you do so before your next smoke... test all probes

    Good job on the first one...
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  17. A little confused by your temp for cooking.  MES has a max temp of 275deg.
  18. Good looking bird! X2 test all probes
  19. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    looks good!
  20. Looks Great!! I will have to make a whole chicken soon!

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