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First bird, perfect day to smoke

post #1 of 7
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So today i decided to smoke this chicken i had in my fridge. I threw together a quick drie rub with some granulated garlic paprika salt lemon peper, and some cummin.

After a nice wash i gave my chicken a good rub down yahoo.gif

I also injected it with some chicken stock i cooked

Had my smoker preheated to 225, i rocked some hickory chunks and cherry chips really like this combo.

After i had the chicken resting for about 45minutes and the smoker at 225 steady for about an hour i replaced the wood and threw on my chicken.

Threw a carona (cause its all i had at the time) in the water tray

Locked the door and set the timer

I mixed up a vinegar sauce to baste the chicken with

I used organic apple cider vinegar ketchup brown sugar chicken stock and alittle lemon pepper and salt.

I swapped out the chip tray for a cast iron skillet really works good i got about an hour of smoke out of 2large chunks of hickory and a handfull of cherry chips (i do have big hands so maybe alittle more than adverge lol)

At about 2 hours in i started to get really nice color i started coating the chicken with the vinegar sauce.

At this time the corona had completly disapeared so i added a bottle of angry orchard

I repeated this everytime i swaped wood so about every houror so.

This was about 5hrs in 2nd thermo test hit 140 sorry for the crap photo my tablet cam sucks.

The smoke took a total of 7 hours at roughly 225 no lower then 200

I removed my chicken when i hit an internal temp of 160 in the breast, 175 to 180 in the thighs I like to cook chicken more well cause i dont trust the store bought chickens realy.

I also whipped up a bbq sauce using some angry orchard

Really this is the first great thing to come out of my smoker, even my picky little brother likes it,
post #2 of 7

Must have been great, looks like you made short work of it. <Chuckles>


Chicken is my favorite !  Looks like its yours now also. Good job.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you man, yeah it was really awsome beercheer.gif
post #4 of 7

That's a great looking chicken!


Looks very juicy & tender!


POINTS to you for your first great thing out of your smoker.


I'm sure there will be many more to come!



post #5 of 7

Great looking bird.

post #6 of 7

Wow this is way better than my first bird.


Points for a great bird!



post #7 of 7

Great looking bird, wish mine came out like that.

Oh well, another go at it tomorrow I think.


Keep on smokin'                    Ed

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