Chicken time

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by skinnerc06, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. about how long and at what temp do yall find smokes the best.. say a 5 pound chicken. Im gunna use the beer stand and all that too.
  2. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Depends on what you are smoking with ... I use my propane modified ECB at 300º to 325º until the internal temp reaches 170º or slow smoked at 250º for about 5 hours.
    Hope that is useful to you ... good luck and send pix if you can.
  3. Thanks. Yeah, I think the chicken is gunna be my first test. Im just starting out, dont wanna spend too much money the first try haha. Ill take pics for sure.
  4. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use a charcoal fired Weber Kettle for small smokes. The chickens are normally 3.5-4.0 lbers each. At 225 -250 degrees, usually takes 2 3/4 - 3.0 hrs. I was using a probe thermometer, but now, its all time and they always come out around 165 -170 degrees after I "plug'em". Remember, they will still cook a bit after you take them out of the smoker.

    Hope this helps ya out.
  5. virgo53

    virgo53 Smoke Blower

    2-3 hrs on my smoker, still have leather skin, but that doesn't bother me, I'm after the rest, turning up the heat or placing on a grill to crisp the skin seems to work OK.


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