I'm "Smokin"

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by blackhawk19, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At 12:45 I put on two whole chickens, a meat loaf and two fattys
    I've kept temps at 250° to 275° and the meatloaf took two hrs and the
    chickens are still going.

    can you see the thin blue smoke, I'm using the Minion Method and buried some hickory chunks in the unlit charcoal
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good lookin' grub. i meant to ask are ya attatched to airborne 1st cav ?
  3. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No, that is me at 20yrs old in Vietnam in Jan 68. I flew with the 187Th
    Assault Helicopter Co Blackhawks. My call sign was Blackhawk19
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ah yeah. now that i put the avatar binocs on i can see it's a 212 -great old buckets of bolts,flew in quite a few in the offshore oil fields. 412's too
  5. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here are the end results, meatloaf took 2:15 to bring it to 165° and the chickens (4.4lbs each) took 3:45 and I brought them to 175°. One thing I learned is to put the meatloaf on top or the chickens will load it up with drippings. I did two Fatty's also, one for the house and one for the beer fridge in the shop. It will have to be shared with my two helpers, the yard dogs[​IMG] Their my best buddies
  6. johnt

    johnt Fire Starter

    man that looks good, thanks for making me hungry [​IMG]
  7. Man that chicken is making my mouth water. looking great. As I go to get another brat to munch on, waiting for the pork butts to get done.
  8. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great lookin' grub. Congrats on a good smoke!
  9. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It was my second one, I'm pleased with it so far. Final opinion will be in after the taste test tonight at supper[​IMG]
  10. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    That is also a potential food safety nightmare. I don't want poultry dripping on anything I'm going to eat. Be safe.
  11. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Everything looks great but please, never put chicken on the top rack![​IMG]
  12. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I moved it quickly to the bottom rack
  13. calismoker

    calismoker Fire Starter

    That turned out great. The chicken and meatloaf are making my mouth water. Great job.
  14. wyopaul

    wyopaul Newbie

    I have the same smoker and am going to use it the first time tomorrow. I see you chicken got a nice crispy crust.
    How hot did you get the smoker?
    How much charcoal & what type of smoke chips?
    How did you prepare the bird?
    Sorry for all the questions, but your chicken looks great..Any suggestions for a newbie..with the same smoker?[​IMG][​IMG]
  15. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I put the smoker at 275°, I used the Minion method for the charcoal with some wood scattered thru the unlit charcoal and a few chunks on top of the lit for smoke(do a search for Minion Method) I soaked the chicken in Deb's brine mix http://www.deejayssmokepit.net/Poultry.htm
    I did that for 6hrs then rubbed with some Butt Rub
    http://www.buttrub.com/catalog.html that is available at grocery stores.
    I put a digital thermometer in the breast and brought them to 170°. i started with them breast down and turned them after about 1 1/2 hours and the cook took 4-4 1/2 hrs. Hope this helps
    Heres a link to the mods I did on mine
    Be sure to put them over a drip pan or on the bottom rack, they will drop
    on food below them, not good
  16. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That is some good lookin grub. Almost taste it... No not really, but I wish I could.[​IMG]
  17. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Mighty fine bird there Blackhawk! Pat yourself on the back most people don't do great chickens up front. AND meatloaf too - ma nthat a nice feast!

  18. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin eats Blackwawk, those pics are awesome drool slurp wipe ,thanks for the fix !![​IMG]

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