or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Poultry › DTG 2nd smoke - Chicken thighs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

DTG 2nd smoke - Chicken thighs

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Alright ladies and gents, my first smoke was a disaster.  I burned the crap out of some potatoes, and made jerky out of some harmless drumsticks.

 

Since then, I've done some mods to the smoker, and done more research into the sacred art of smoking.

 

The results are in........

 

 

This is fresh out of an hour-long bath in the Slaughterhouse Brine.  I pulled out each piece, and dried it off.

 

Link to brine:  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/tips-slaughterhouse-recipes-for-poultry

 

 

 

And here they are, about two hours later.  Temps ranged between 275 - 300*.  The smoker is rock-solid with temp.  Hardly used any fuel at all this time around.  One basket full about two inches deep, and started on the second basket.  Last time, I used half a bag of charcoal, and a bag and a half of wood with temps all over the place!!  This time around, I bought half a cord of oak, and used about four 2" splits.  I cut those in half with my chop saw for the basket.

 

It was tasty!  Just a hint of salt from the brine, and a nice, smokey aftertaste.  I won't lie - it was the best chicken I've ever had.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for DTG 3rd smoke - Brisket!!  Starting tomorrow at 8am, and coming to a Q-vue near you hopefully around 5pm.

post #2 of 14
The chicken thighs looks great....... You did a nice job.....
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by boykjo View Post

The chicken thighs looks great....... You did a nice job.....

 

Thanks!  Bout to go fire the pit back up, and get this brisket underway....

post #4 of 14

I love the look of your skin. Did that come out wrong?

 

Great looking chicken.

 

Disco

post #5 of 14

Looks great.   How bout the brisket?

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disco View Post
 

I love the look of your skin. Did that come out wrong?

 

Great looking chicken.

 

Disco

 

Thank you!  This chicken came out pretty good.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by c farmer View Post
 

Looks great.   How bout the brisket?

 

 

Thanks!  Brisket wasn't so good, I'm afraid...

 

DTG 3rd smoke - Brisket:  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/148621/dtg-3rd-smoke-brisket#post_1054923

post #7 of 14

Nice looking chicken there! Briskets are fickle, they are not easy and take way longer than you think lol. Keep smokin!

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billbo View Post
 

Nice looking chicken there! Briskets are fickle, they are not easy and take way longer than you think lol. Keep smokin!


Thanks.  I won't give up.  Just waiting to get back on days off before I exact my revenge...

post #9 of 14

Fine looking chicken there and your smoker looks like it's getting nicely seasoned. Congrats on making the banner.....Willie

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chef Willie View Post
 

Fine looking chicken there and your smoker looks like it's getting nicely seasoned. Congrats on making the banner.....Willie

 

Thank you!

 

I saw that.  How do you make the banner in the first place?

post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damnthatsgood View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chef Willie View Post

 
Fine looking chicken there and your smoker looks like it's getting nicely seasoned. Congrats on making the banner.....Willie

Thank you!

I saw that.  How do you make the banner in the first place?
With great looking food apparently. ... chicken turned out great! Cant wait for some brisket revenge post!
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by webowabo View Post


With great looking food apparently. ... chicken turned out great! Cant wait for some brisket revenge post!

Thanks!

 

I have three days left until I'm back on day's off.  Then, the battle begins...

post #13 of 14

Great looking chicken!

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ameskimo1 View Post
 

Great looking chicken!

 

Thanks!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Poultry
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Poultry › DTG 2nd smoke - Chicken thighs