Chicken Legs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rts, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. rts

    rts Newbie

    I want to do some chicken legs in my brinkman electric smoker. Any suggestions for getting the temps higher? I was thinking about leaving the water out. This may raise the temp a little. My smoker usually settles between 225 - 250F with the water in the bowl. Also, can I do some ribs concurrently if I raise the temp? If so, suggestions. . .

    Thanks in advance.

  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    225-250 is right where I want to be why are you looking to get it hotter? I brine and smoke chicken legs all the time. They are a great snack.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are you tring to get the skin alittle more crispy??? Maybe thats why you need the higher temps?? But I do whole chickens all the time and they come out great
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    higher temps will happen if you leave water pan out and add a small pan of coals 6 to 8.
    set pan on element do not use lump in this[​IMG]
  5. rts

    rts Newbie

    Thanks! I suppose I will not do anything different. I was under the impression from some other posts that the temp for poultry needed to be higher. Planning to do some chicken legs and ribs this weekend.


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