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I've got the day off today so I decided I might as well cook up somethin' delicious for lunch. I had one 3lb tri-tip left and my lovely SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) picked up some chicken leg quarters on sale at the store the other day when they were on sale (I've never cooked leg quarters before .... man are they HUGE!).


As I've never cooked the leg quarters before we decided we would try a different rub combo on each piece. The first piece got franks hot sauce and some kickin chicken seasoning. The second piece got garlic salt and pepper. The third piece got Kinders tequilla lime rub, and the last got Webers kickin chicken. Wrapped them up in saran wrap and let them sit in the fridge over night.


I woke up and pulled the chicken from the fridge so it could come up a bit in temp before it hit the grill, and lit the fire. I had to chase the temp a bit in my vertical smoker today. Started at only 200, so I lit another chimney full and dumped it in. Temps hit 310 so I had to pull out some of the fresh lump. Temps are setled about 250 now, and the chicken is on.


More to come.....



One hour in now, getting close to dropping some tri-tip in the mix too!



Took about 4 hours or so and this is what I got. I'll let you know what was the favorite after we eat!



Edited by gp125racer - 6/13/12 at 2:51pm
post #2 of 6

Lookin good......................icon14.gif



post #3 of 6

Looks pretty good! Leg quarters are my favorite.

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Were just over an hour in now and things are smelling good. I dropped some cherry chips on for a bit of flavor.....let's see if we can taste it in the long run.

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Almost 3 hours in and things look good still. I'll up the temp to 300 in the last 30 mins or so to get the skin crispy as we like it :)


More pics when I pull it from the grill in an hour or so......



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Dinner time! I'll let you know how it turns out after we slice the tri-tip!


Edit: It turned out great! Fell off the bone and really good flavor too. I'll use more wood chips next time for a bit more flavor.

Edited by gp125racer - 6/14/12 at 2:51pm
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