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post #1 of 16
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Decided to smoke 8 leg qtrs, going to make 4 into chicken salad and the other 4 I'll put bbq sauce on when I re-warm them in the oven for dinner.

 

Didn't brine, just cleaned them, patted dry, then rubbed with EVOO and Applewood Rub. Smoking them with Hickory and Apple.

 

EVOO and Applewood Rub.jpg

 

1.5 hours on the MES 40 at 230* (sorry about the sun glare)

 

 

Halfway mark.jpg

 

And done at IT of 165*, just shy of 3 hours. 

Done at 3 hours.jpg

 

I'll post more pics of the chicken salad and the bbq sauced one when I get them done.

 

 

Thanks for looking!

post #2 of 16

Looking Good !!!

post #3 of 16

Looks Good!!Looks-Great.gif

post #4 of 16

Wow! Your leg quarters have such great color! I smoked leg quarters this morning and they look pretty anemic, especially compared to yours. I am also smoking in an MES 40, and I had the temp set to 240. Mine reached 165 in about 2 hrs 40 minutes. Any idea why mine are so pale? I didn't brine...just rubbed with oil and spices. Smoked with an Amazen Pellet smoker with a combination of maple, cherry, and hickory pellets.

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by cvaglica View Post

Wow! Your leg quarters have such great color! I smoked leg quarters this morning and they look pretty anemic, especially compared to yours. I am also smoking in an MES 40, and I had the temp set to 240. Mine reached 165 in about 2 hrs 40 minutes. Any idea why mine are so pale? I didn't brine...just rubbed with oil and spices. Smoked with an Amazen Pellet smoker with a combination of maple, cherry, and hickory pellets.


Was the temperature on the MES correct? I had mine on nearly 3 hrs at 230-235* and they were right about 165-168*. They were on the top two racks. I used the wood chip tray in the smoker and nothing else. Added about a 1/3 cup at a time. Other than the temp I have no idea why yours wouldn't take any color. I just had a look at yours and they didn't take much color at all. 

 

post #6 of 16

Those look great!

 

Thighs and leg quarters are my favorite.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #7 of 16

I would eat that yummbanana_smiley.gif

post #8 of 16

Those look great 

post #9 of 16

Beautiful color! Good yardbird is hard to beat. What time is dinner?

post #10 of 16
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Thank you! Thighs and leg quarters are our fav as well. 

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Originally Posted by Venture View Post

Those look great!

 

Thighs and leg quarters are my favorite.

 

Good luck and good smoking.


 

 

Thank you!
 

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Originally Posted by Bigeyedavid View Post

I would eat that yummbanana_smiley.gif



 


Thanks so much!

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Originally Posted by Scarbelly View Post

Those look great 



 

Thanks! Not having them until tomorrow night (Friday), so if you leave GA soon, you could be on time!
 

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Originally Posted by Billdawg View Post

Beautiful color! Good yardbird is hard to beat. What time is dinner?



 

post #11 of 16

Lookin good!

post #12 of 16

Looks-Great.gif very nice color

post #13 of 16

Yummy love smoked chicken

post #14 of 16

Great looking chicken!!

post #15 of 16

Wow! Those came out great!

post #16 of 16
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Thanks everyone. Will let you know how they taste later, we're having them tonight for dinner (bbq sauced in the oven) and then I'll make chicken salad from the others.

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