I finally got to use my AMNPS this weekend. I was very pleased with the results. I have learned a lot from this community so far.
Bird Number One -
Brand - Smart Chicken
Preparation - Italian Dressing marinade
Bird Number Two -
Brand - Kadejan http://www.kadejan.com/ ( This place is right by my parents house so getting this kind of quality is awesome)
Preparation - Slaughter house injector marinade.
Both birds got rubbed down with my BBQ rub ( I had a hard time getting the rub to stick. I should have dried the birds better.)
I started out with Hickory charcoal to preheat the smoker.
Then I switched to the good stuff. I am thinking about switching to this as my go to charcoal.
Time to light my Amaze-N Tube Smoker I put a mixture of Pecan and Applewood at the bottom then filled the top with a bit of Hickory. I placed the smoker at the bottom of the food chamber away from the heat of the fire box
Loaded the birds
This is after a hour or so
I think this is what ya'all call thin blue smoke, thoughts?
. I was having trouble keeping temps as the outside temp was dropping and it was pitch black out. So I decided to move to the oven. 3.25 hours on the smoker 45 minutes in the oven.
After a 20 minute nap!
Cut up and on the plate
The flavor was wonderful. The leftovers are going into a smoked chicken and wild rice soup!