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1st Whole Chicken w/Pics

post #1 of 8
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I woke up this morning with a taste for smoke so I decided to hooky work and get busy. The wife had a chicken thawed out to put in the rotisserie so as soon as she left for class this morning, I chicknapped it. As this was my first whole chicken, I logged on here to get tips and was met with a ton of usual!! Here is the beginning of my journey:

8lb chicknap in progress.

Spatched, brined and rinsed.

Chilling with mustard and rub while smoker is prepped!!

Let the smoke begin!!

Time for some Crown. More pics to follow!!
post #2 of 8

Looking good so far.  Love me some chicken. 


Question for ya......are you running the wire of the temp probe and closing the door on it?  As opposed to running the probe through your vent?  Just curious.....that wire can damage your door seal and is better suited to running through the vents. 


Just my .02



post #3 of 8
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Thanks Scott!! I do usually run it out of the door. I will give the vemt a try next smoke thanks for the tip!!icon14.gif
And you just gave me another great idea...I'm gonna sit outside and enjoy me a good Gar as well!! Thanks Brother!!!
post #4 of 8
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2hrs at 240 degrees and she's done! The only bad part is that dinner isnt for another hour so she'll have to rest until then. That'll give me enough time to finish this Prensado!! Happy Monday!!

No mop and no sauce...just a bird, rub and some smoke!!
post #5 of 8

Looking good so far...

post #6 of 8

Got a friend of mine going to school in central FLA, just south of Lady Lake. That looks like too much food for just you and your wife: Want me to send him over?

post #7 of 8
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Lol GM!! What you dont see are the four (age 10, 12, 13 and 16) crumb snatchers lurking outside of the kitchen!! That bird is gonna die again!!!
post #8 of 8
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I will honestly say that this was probably the best bird I have done to date (been smoking less than a year)! It was juicy and full of flavor! If I could go back and do it over I would change two things...I would log everything to know exactly what I did and I would make two of them!! Couldn't have done it w/o SMF and this stolen day off of work!!

I'll work on my butchering skills also!!!
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