First post, first smoke

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by wizfisher, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. My brother gave me an ECB as I wanted one, and he had two that he never used. [​IMG]

    I did a "dry run" yesterday where I smoked nothing but had some nice thin blue smoke so I figured things were going well.

    Last night I brined some chicken thighs we had thawed out and I figured this could be my first smoke. We had a busy day today and ate leftovers for an early dinner as I was not going to be able to start somking until aftger dinner time.

    Got the chicken on the smoker around 9:00 this evening.
    Here's a pic (hopefully this works[​IMG] ) after being on for about 30 (maybe a little more) minutes.


    Took just under two hours at about 275* to get the internal temp to around 160* where I took apart the smoker and put one of the racks just above the charcoal to get the skin a little crispier.

    Here is the finished product. Came out nice and juicy with some crisp on the skin. Most importantly, my wife was happy with the results.




    By the way, my camera time is an hour off, so the date is a day off on the second and third pics. lol
     
  2. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very nice! I look forward to your posts! BTW, welcome to the forum here.
     
  3. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    Man, I love thighs and they look great... well done!!
     
  4. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF! and nice lookin smoke....
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, best site on the net. Good lookin' Q my friend.
     
  6. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome, nice lookin smoke.
     
  7. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Nice thighs! Congrats on a successful smoke and looking forward to seeing more Q view from the smokes to come.
     
  8. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well done!![​IMG]
    Thanks for the q-view and look forward to many more.
     
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome a board wizzy. [​IMG] I already saw your post on FS and answered there but for others.....put alittle mayo on the skin then your rub. It will help crisp it up alittle more. You can also shoot for 160 or so, then transfer them to a hot grill, gas or charcoal and finish them up there. It crisp up the skin real nice. Of course the skin is not good for you [​IMG] but for those that like it, it works good this way.
     
  10. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First post, first smoke and first time I get to say Good looking food!!! Thanks for sharing!!![​IMG]
     
  11. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Great looking thighs. Welcome to the forum. Now I've got to go eat somethin'
     
  12. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job there Wiz[​IMG] The first time I did thighs I over-brined them and the meat tasted almost identical to ham lol. Just a tad too salty.

    What kind of smoker do you have?
     
  13. I did just that. At 160*. I took apart the ECB and put one of the racks just above the charcoal so the skins would get a crisp to them. I will have to try mayo next time though. Thanks.
    I know the skn isn't so good for you, but it tastes so good. lol
     
  14. well done on the ECB, i've got one my self and let me tell you the mods found on this site right here: http://www.randyq.addr.com/ecb/ecbmods.html
    will help everything run alittle smoother.

    anyways good lookin food and welcome![​IMG]
     
  15. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Great looking Q. Chicken thighs is one of my favorites to smoke. I get them at Costco and brine the whole package at once. Then I vacuum pack for me and the wife. All I have to do is thaw and smoke... Again, great looking first smoke...
     
  16. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Whiz, keep it up and you to will be addicted also!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking thighs. lol. Welcome to the smf. You will be hooked now.

    Kookie
     
  18. welder

    welder Smoke Blower

    Good job on your first smoke. It will keep getting better. You are ready for a butt.
     

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