I have a MES 30 w probe. This is my first attempt at a whole chicken.
I did the slaughterhouse brine for 12 hours. Sat in the fridge for 4 hours. Dried it w a hair dryer. Applied a rub of butter, pepper, sweet paprika, garlic powder and onion powder. I have the temperature set at 250 and am using apple wood with an inch of water in the tray.
I just put in my https://recipes.masterbuilt.com/recipe/sweet-n-smokey-green-beans/ which will cook for two hours. I think the chicken will be at 165 well before the two hours are up.
Question 1: I plan on grilling at the end to make the chicken skin crispy. Should I grill and then attempt to keep the chicken warm. Or keep the chicken warm and then grill before serving?
Question 2: I plan on wrapping in foil. then with a towel and then into a cooler. Is there another method I should use to keep it warm. I could play it in a warming tray below my oven. If this route is 140 the temp to use?
Thank you for your help. I am ordering my amazn box and pellets today.