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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I am planning to smoke 2 whole 3.5lb chickens on Sunday for the big game. How long can I expect these to take if I maintain the smoker temp between 200-220 degrees?

post #2 of 12

Probably about 3 hours at that temp. I like to do them a bit higher to crisp up the skin.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

So if I cook around 250 then how long? I want the skin a little crisp too...

post #4 of 12

I do my chickens at 300-325 in order to have crispy skin.  Chicken really gains nothing from low and slow.  Cook till breats are 160-165 and thighs are 180

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice...

post #6 of 12

Yep, 225 chewy, 300 crispy.   They should only take a couple of hours at 300, but go by temp.   icon_cool.gif

post #7 of 12

I just did one Sunday in the SmokinTex which only goes up to 250 and it hit temp right at 3 hours and had a nice crispy skin to boot.  

post #8 of 12

I've tried them at 325º and the skin was great! Nice and crispy

post #9 of 12

What they said I do mine from 300-325 skin turns out great..

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What they said I do mine from 300-325 skin turns out great..



How do you get to hang off the side like that???

 

 

  Craig

post #11 of 12


  LOL
  

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Originally Posted by tyotrain View Post

What they said I do mine from 300-325 skin turns out great..

 



How do you get to hang off the side like that???

 

 

  Craig

post #12 of 12

lol you are right that camera angle makes it look funny. guess its a magic  chicken ROTF.gif

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