New Lang 36" Patio with Chicken Legs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by twoalpha, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Decided I deserved a new wood smoker and settled on a Lang 36" Patio. It delivered Thursday and I seasoned it that afternoon.

    Checked the Lang temp gauge in boiling water, right on. My tested Maverick 733 also confirmed the Lang gauge as it went through is seasoning cycle.

    Fired it up again on Friday to do the first smoke on some Chicken Legs. Prepare the chicken with a simple brine for 6 hours. pat dry, olive oil rub on 4 legs and none on 2 legs, then they were seasoned. Doing a test to see which has better cooked skin. The two without olive oil will be sauced near the end as part of the comparison.

    Final verdict both had good bite through with the none olive oil have a slight edge. Meat was very moist, flavorful and tender.

    I found that the Lang smoker performed to my expectation and more. I have more to learn on fire management and temperature control and how longer smokes will work out.

    The Lang is a Cadillac compared to the old cheap offset that I had been using for many years. Should have gotten this long ago.

    Going for spare ribs tomorrow.



    Some Details
    Chicken LegsLang TempMES AirMES Meat
    Lang SmokerUsing Oak Wood    
    .5 Hour250271136
    1 Hour250270154
    1.5 Hour240250160
    2 Hour245248162
    2.5 Hour254263167
    DoneChicken was bite through skin and moist  

    New Lang 36" Fired Up and Ready

    Just checking after 1 hour

    After 2 hour and looking good

    Finished with IT of 167 after 2.5 hours. No Sauce vs.sauce.

    On the table

    Close up of bite through and smoke color

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  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
  3. cats49er

    cats49er Meat Mopper

  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man them looks good and tasty - and congrats on the new smoker 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

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  5. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic


    Thanks and they were very good.

  6. I am thinking about purchasing that very same smoker.  Thanks for the review.  You helped me make my final decision.  your chicken drumsticks looks delish!

    Be Blessed and keep on Smoking on that Lang!

    Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby
  7. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic


    Thanks for pointing this out this great reference from Gary S. I had seen this previosly and was keeping this in mind as I started learning the new Lang.

    Getting to know new equipment is the foundation for the smokes ahead. 

  8. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the kind words. That Lang is awesome.
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin Q, that had to be tasty ! Thumbs Up
  10. Those look really wonderful and I loved seeing the comparisons (oil, no oil; sauce, no sauce) - so very fun! Great post and they truly look delicious! Cheers! - Leah
  11. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for you comments.

    I am very pleased with the Lang on the initial smoke. Chicken was wonderful. Spare ribs I did next also turned out great. Need to get the post done.

    The Lang is heavy duty for sure and temperature is solid.

    Keep Smokin.
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations on that new pit. What's nice about this site, there are other's here that appreciate your good fortune as much as you do. Really a nice choice, and obviously the right one for you by how quickly you've mastered it. That's some good looking chicken legs. Just think about all those chickens now riding around in wheel chairs!

    I like those sides too, just carrots, tomatoes, and corn. You coulda been a bubblehead back from patrol stocking up on veggies......

    Excellent looking maiden voyage, and a really sweet pit. I am envious!
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  13. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    Congrats on the new smoker!

    the q-view looks great!

    Happy Smoking,

    phatbac (Aaron)
  14. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic


    Appreciate the comments. This is fun for sure.


  15. I bet it's fun. Nice smoker, and nice chicken.
  16. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic


    Thanks for the support and to the others that keep the information flowing on this forum. Really a  great benefit to all.

    In the past I have lived in Louisiana once in Baton Rouge and then again later in Port Allen both were right near the river. Where are you at on the River?

  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, close enough to party in the city on Friday night and tailgate at Death (Deaf) Valley on Saturday.
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  18. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic


    Thanks for looking in.

    The Lang is a smoking machine for sure.

  19. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice legs. Yea, the reverse flows are a different animal than the elcheapo offset. I really think a couple of reverse flow's that I have used give a lighter smoke taste and an absolutley better all round taste.

  20. twoalpha, great post on your 1st smoke on your new 36"Lang. Thumbs Up The drumsticks had great color nice smoke ring as well they looked super tasty and nice and juicy too. :points1: as always Happy Smokin! :grilling_smilie:


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