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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
My brother gave me an ECB as I wanted one, and he had two that he never used. frown.gif

I did a "dry run" yesterday where I smoked nothing but had some nice thin blue smoke so I figured things were going well.

Last night I brined some chicken thighs we had thawed out and I figured this could be my first smoke. We had a busy day today and ate leftovers for an early dinner as I was not going to be able to start somking until aftger dinner time.

Got the chicken on the smoker around 9:00 this evening.
Here's a pic (hopefully this worksicon_lol.gif ) after being on for about 30 (maybe a little more) minutes.

Took just under two hours at about 275* to get the internal temp to around 160* where I took apart the smoker and put one of the racks just above the charcoal to get the skin a little crispier.

Here is the finished product. Came out nice and juicy with some crisp on the skin. Most importantly, my wife was happy with the results.

By the way, my camera time is an hour off, so the date is a day off on the second and third pics. lol
post #2 of 18
Very nice! I look forward to your posts! BTW, welcome to the forum here.
post #3 of 18
Man, I love thighs and they look great... well done!!
post #4 of 18
Welcome to the SMF! and nice lookin smoke....
post #5 of 18
Welcome to the SMF, best site on the net. Good lookin' Q my friend.
post #6 of 18
Welcome, nice lookin smoke.
post #7 of 18
Nice thighs! Congrats on a successful smoke and looking forward to seeing more Q view from the smokes to come.
post #8 of 18
Well done!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
Thanks for the q-view and look forward to many more.
post #9 of 18
Welcome a board wizzy. icon_mrgreen.gif I already saw your post on FS and answered there but for others.....put alittle mayo on the skin then your rub. It will help crisp it up alittle more. You can also shoot for 160 or so, then transfer them to a hot grill, gas or charcoal and finish them up there. It crisp up the skin real nice. Of course the skin is not good for you rolleyes.gif but for those that like it, it works good this way.
post #10 of 18
First post, first smoke and first time I get to say Good looking food!!! Thanks for sharing!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #11 of 18
Great looking thighs. Welcome to the forum. Now I've got to go eat somethin'
post #12 of 18
Nice job there WizPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif The first time I did thighs I over-brined them and the meat tasted almost identical to ham lol. Just a tad too salty.

What kind of smoker do you have?
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
I did just that. At 160*. I took apart the ECB and put one of the racks just above the charcoal so the skins would get a crisp to them. I will have to try mayo next time though. Thanks.
I know the skn isn't so good for you, but it tastes so good. lol
post #14 of 18
well done on the ECB, i've got one my self and let me tell you the mods found on this site right here: http://www.randyq.addr.com/ecb/ecbmods.html
will help everything run alittle smoother.

anyways good lookin food and welcome!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #15 of 18
Great looking Q. Chicken thighs is one of my favorites to smoke. I get them at Costco and brine the whole package at once. Then I vacuum pack for me and the wife. All I have to do is thaw and smoke... Again, great looking first smoke...
post #16 of 18


Nice job Whiz, keep it up and you to will be addicted also!!!!!!!!!
post #17 of 18
Good looking thighs. lol. Welcome to the smf. You will be hooked now.

post #18 of 18
Good job on your first smoke. It will keep getting better. You are ready for a butt.
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