First Smoke in a Thunderstorm

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by brianyzf, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. brianyzf

    brianyzf Newbie

    Well, yesterday I smoked 2 whole chickens in my newly modified ECB. By the way, it was my first ever smoke and the results were very good. Even though as soon as I threw the chickens on and got the temp. stable I was hit with what felt like hurricane force winds (ok slight exageration!) and then the skies opened up and it just poured buckets on me and my ECB (another slight exageration!) for about 30 minutes or so. Then it just ended up as a slow steady drizzle. It took a good bit of work but I managed to keep the temp. up and relatively stable and about 4 hours later my wife and I had 2 really tasty chickens. I must say I'm quite proud of my efforts, especially since at one point during the storm I was ready to abandon the chickens and try again next weekend. Sure glad I didn't though. I imagine without the mods. to my ECB it would have been impossible to pull off. I'm thinking about doing chickens again soon but I will monitor the weather and try to pick a better day, even though the storm came as a complete surprise. Funny how the weatherman never mentioned anything about rain. What a great gig weatherman is! After my next chicken smoke I think I will move on to pulled pork.
  2. Brian, The rule around here is if we don't get to see never happened.

    Chickens? What chickens?

    Just teasing. Blad yu enjoyed the fruis of your labor.

  3. Trying this again.
    Glad you enjoyed the fruits of your labor!
  4. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Is that Russian?? [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Damm the weather... full smoker ahead! Well done!
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you've hit the ground running.
  7. brianyzf

    brianyzf Newbie

    I'll have to remember to get some pics the next time. Those chickens sure did look as good as they tasted!

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