I Did It!!!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokin for life, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well I halfed my chickens, brined them for about 9 hours. Injected them with butter, Italian dessing, and a little apple juice. I know I'm new here, and to be honest new to smokin also. I love eating it, but I never had the chance to cook it. But I did today, and I really wish I had a camera. I smoked them at around 250 for almost 5 hours. The chickens were about 3 1/2 lbs. Man did they look good. Dark golden brown. And the smell of the wood (mesquite and a little hickory) had all the neighbors out. Funny how they never really liked talking to me before. I think next time I'll cut the time down a little. I was using 3 different thermometors and they all read differant. I want to thank every one sooooo much for all the help. I know I'll probably never really get to meet ya'll, but you are really my best friends now!!!! Oh did I tell ya'll how good they were?
  2. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations and Kudos on a fine smoke! Funny thing about this particular forum, though.........Forget the fantastic success of your smoke.........We were best friends from the time you signed in!

  3. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Many Congrats! I have not smoked chicken yet but it's in the near future. Your success has inspired me even more!
  4. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Good Going.....
  5. Good deal Smokin[​IMG] yea my wife is yelling @ me to do chic`n again ..... she like the breast & i like the leg 1/4`s !!! evry time my neighbor see me out there he has to come check it out ....funny ain`t it !!! i also agree this is the best place to be !!! ok take care have a great day .....[​IMG]
  6. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    your chickens sounded good

    if you want to calibrate your thermometers, boil some water and test the water... thermometers should read 212 degrees F

    that way you know which one is the thermometer to rely on
  7. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    congratulations[​IMG] , now go get a camera[​IMG]
  8. keng

    keng Newbie

    i don't know what type of therm. you use, but if it goes low enough, ice water is 32 degrees
  9. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    success! It's great feeling, I know....I'm new too!
  10. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad to hear things went well for ya smokin !!![​IMG]
  11. billyq

    billyq Smoking Fanatic

    So, were they good? Just kidding. Congrats on your smoke. You have stepped over to the other side now. There is no going back!!!
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Way to go S4L!

    Now your on your way to a smoking addiction! Isn't it great! [​IMG]
  13. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Does this mean when I fill out a medical forum and they ask "do you smoke" I should answer "EVERY CHANCE I CAN"
  14. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the chicken. Now that you got your toes wet.. what's next? Let's have some pulled pork maybe? Don't forget that camera too.

    Keep Smokin
  15. coz

    coz Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Welcome to the Dark side.We love our Chickens Qued here.Congrats on the good smokin.
  16. gypc

    gypc Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I'm afraid so!! When ya get hooked on smokin, your hooked for life!!
  17. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to hear it was a success, it's always a good feeling when a smoke goes good. now that your hooked there's 1000's of variations to doing chicken and every other kind of meat from the very friendly and knowledgable people of this forum.

    i think i'm going to do some kind of poultry this weekend or mix them up a bit some smoked some on the rottisserie

    Good luck on your future smokes may they all be lip smackin napkin needing piles of good grub
  18. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Congrats on the chicken halves Smokin, I think your hooked now.
  19. I swear, you guys are a wealth of information!!! I was just trying to think how I could could tell if thermometer was correct!


    Lisa :)
  20. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lisa,you can also fill a glass with ice then add water,let it sit for a while,then insert themometers.Set them to 32 deg and your there.

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