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Help smoking chicken temp took 25-30min to get up to temp

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Hey all!  I am smoking two 4lb chickens now.  The smoker is a electric Brinkman.  It took about 25-30 minutes to get up to temp. (225 deg.)  Am I safe or did I create a breeding ground for bacteria?  I did get the smoker up to 200 deg. before adding my birds.  Any input would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks...Mike

post #2 of 5

Shouldn't be a problem, a couple hens only take a couple hours to cook, no where near the 4 hour 40°-140° maximum limitation.  Probe after an hour or so to check internal, and you may want to bring your temp to 275° also.

post #3 of 5

I agree with Pops.  The guidelines are pretty forgiving.  Your OK.

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Thanks Pops....I will make sure I am at 275...in fact it should be now.  The beer is cold and the smoker is smoking.  Today is a good day.

 

Cheers and thanks...Mike

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Good luck Mike & welcome to SMF!

 

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