I suggest to every new smoker that they do a nekkid chicken first because its easy and so you can tell what a plain smoked chicken tastes like.
After a proper drying time, oiled the outside, salt and peppered both inside and out. Legs tied, wings tucked. This 6 lb. chicken was smoked with cherry/pecan at a temperature of 275 degrees (it actually said at one point 300, never saw it that high before). I pulled it at 163 IT high was 167, rested 30 mins.
This is a smoked "Nekkid Chicken", it just don't get any better. You may smoke one differently, a different profile or a different set of modifiers but you can't smoke one any better. I had to break out the wet/dry shop vac to catch all the juices!
One more time?
If that doesn't impress your friends and family. Sell your smoker and call pizza hut.
It ain't brain surgery, I would show you the Bear-View but I see no need in torturing you. Not everyone got to smoke for supper tonight.
You may make it different, but you just can't do better. Nekkid Chicken IMHO the best thing to start smoking with.
Edited by Foamheart - 6/14/14 at 8:50pm