Question on baby backs and chicken

Discussion in 'Pork' started by johnnie2130, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    I want to do some BBs and whole chickens. Is this hard to do because of the different temp settings. I usually do chicken at a higher temp than the ribs. Is there a trick to this? Should I choose a better combo of meats?
     
  2. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Really don't think there's a problem. Just make sure the chic is below the ribs and keep temps @ least 250.
     
  3. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    It's my first smoke on my new (used) smoker. All grates are the same level, but I think I know where the hotter spots are. I can put the chicken there if it will help. I have 2 oven therms to show me temps on the grates at different places.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You could always crisp the skin on a grill or in the oven
     
  5. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Good idea. My smoker has a grill adder which lets you use it as a grill. I could probably use it for that.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    There ya go that should work great glad to hear you got it and are ready to smoke in it
     
  7. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Thanks. Got it yesterday. Spent today picking up thermometers and other things I'll use regularly. Got a nice box and put it on the trailer to put these things in so I'll have them closeby. Add a propane tank. I really like my smoker. I'll try and post some pics soon.
     
  8. I use a Lang 84 which has a slight temp diffrence left to right. I put the ribs on first since they take longer and put them in the lower temp section. I usually cook the ribs 250 and chicken 275 to 300
     
  9. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am confused, are you using a MES?

    What Jerry said.
    What are you smoking on?
     
  10. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    I'll try to do something similar once I find the hot spots.
     
  11. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Sorry for the confusion. I just got a DP Model 50. I'll be using it soon.
     
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Johnnie I'm looking forward to the pics of your new rig and the Qview. If it ever quits raining I'm ready to get my lang cleaned up and fired up.
     
  13. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    I cleaned the chrome stacks and rims today too. It's a good looking unit, to me. I can tell I'm going to enjoy smoking with wood. I'll try to posts pics tomorrow.
     
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Cool well mine isn't fancy no chrome and is very dirty and needs some fresh paint but when it stops raining I'll start working on all that at least its mine.
     
  15. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Mine could use some paint too. I didn't really need the chrome, but it just happened to have it. I really like the Langs. They'll both make us some tasty Q! [​IMG]
     
  16. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Any idea of what to use to get rid of rust? I don't want to just paint on top of it.
     
  17. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I'm thinking a wire brush or at least thats what I'm hoping
     
  18. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    My cousin told me about something that you put on rust and just turns it to powder that you can brush off. He's supposed to be getting the product name for me. I'll let you know.
     
  19. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    osfo or something like that?? I'm just not sure about the heat and the osfo guess I need to check that would be much easier if it will work
     
  20. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    That might be it. He kept saying it was something like alpo. lol
     

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