so i am making a butt for Fathers day tomorrow, and thought i would try a beercan chicken while i wait. Rubbed the chicken with brown mustard and rubbed it down with some rub i had. Filled the can with apple juice/chicken broth/garlic, turned the smoker up to 275 and let it go. (i sat the beercan on a cedar plank to keep it steady) after three hours it finally reached 165 at the breast, i let it sit for 10 minutes then cracked it open. I checked the breast temp with both a maverick and a kitchen thermometer at 165-170. The breast looked fine but had no taste.....i could taste the smoke but thats it.
the legs, and around them were pink, and since a electric smoker doesn't get a smoke ring not sure what happened. if the breast hit 170 shouldn't the legs have been cooked? i tried to check temps of the legs but it had cooled down enough that i couldn't get accurate reads.
could i have got pink color from smoke or was it not cooked (we didn't eat that part)