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First Smoke!

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Just finished my first smoke using all the help written around here. Thanks for all of that!
I did a whole chicken because I wanted to try it instead of halving it. I also smoked a pork butt with it. The chicken was covered in olive oil and then a garlic peppercorn rub. The pork was smothered in honey (I'm mildly allergic to and dislike mustard) and then rubbed in a mixture of chili powder, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, pepper, salt and brown sugar. I cooked them at about 250F using peach wood for the first half and then hickory for the last few hours. The chicken finished earlier and was ready for a late dinner so it was mostly done in the peach.
Here's what you really want though, pictures:

Roman hard at work guarding the smoker from the pesky neighbors.

A short while in when I realized I had forgotten to fill the water bowl!

Oops, lesson 1: pork will drip on the chicken below!

Good timing Amazon! The Amazen got delivered about half way through.

Chicken's done! I may have been too anxious and forgot to take a picture of the finished bird....

Double smoked?

Roman still being a good guard dog. He's hoping there's payment in it for him...

Pork's done!

And the first sandwich. Didn't have any buns, just some sourdough unfortunately. I toasted it with my new Searzall just for the fun of it.
Edited by Averhoeven - 5/22/16 at 12:33pm
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Excellent smoke!


I can't believe that was your first time!







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Yup, looks like fantastic maiden voyage. Points to you!!
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