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Can't stand it any longer!! w/Q-view

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'm at my breaking point!! I'm tired of smoking veggies and eggs!! I have to smoke some kind of meat, so I picked up some split chicken breasts with rib meat. I made some of Jeff's naked rub and I slathered them with it. they're going to sit in the fridge overnight and I'm gonna smoke those suckers tomorrow with some peach wood!! Wish me luck.

post #2 of 18
Good Luck.I love the peach....
post #3 of 18
Now You Are Talking...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Trying to diet on a smoking meat forum is like being lactose intolerant and working as a taste tester in a Ice Cream Plant...


Just tell them it is better for you than deep fried foods...
post #4 of 18
Sounds good Pat, I have a bunch of peach but still haven't used it for a full smoke, be sure to let us know how well the flavor works with the bird.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

Lesson Learned

Okay, I just put my chicken on the smoker and immediately I learned a valuable lesson. In addition to smoking meat for the first time I am also using my maverick thermo for the first time and I was surprised how inaccurate my probe thermo mounted on the door isPDT_Armataz_01_33.gif. It's no wonder I was having trouble getting things to turn out well. The chamber probe for the maverick gets to temperature much more quickly than does the mounted thermo. It's apparent that I was "smoking" at much higher temps than I thought I was. It's no wonder I was burning through so much propane.icon_redface.gif
post #6 of 18
Amazing how inaccurate the stock ones are huh. Cant wait to see the finished chicken.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Okay, just took the chicken off the smoker and wrapped them up to rest for while. I was amazed at how well the smoke went now that I have an accurate thermo. The true test will be in about an hour when I try the meat. At an average temp of 250 it took approximately 2 hours and 28 minutes to reach 167 deg.

Just before removing from the smoker!

Just before wrapping in foil.

post #8 of 18
looks mighty fine. Bet it taste great.

It is amazing at how a good thermometer can make a huge difference.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 


I have been "barbequeing" chicken for a lot of years, but I have never had it turn out anywhere near as good as it did today on my smoker. I just unwrapped it and pulled the meat. As a protien supplement to my program I can have one ounce of the meat. I think I'm going to have to break my fingers to keep me from eating a lot more. The breast meat was tender and juicy and the peach wood gave it a very delicate subtle smokey flavor. I think next time I might add a little pecan wood in the mix to bump up the smoke flavor. I used Jeff's rub and it really did the chicken justice. I think it would be good on a smoked truck tire.

Many thanks to all of you who tolerated my ignorance and answered my questions. I credit this sucessful smoke to all the great information on the web site and the advice of the members of SMF.

post #10 of 18
Looks great. thats going to be a taste 1oz of chicken
post #11 of 18
When things are right... the Q is awsome. Congrats my friend, it's all good.
post #12 of 18
Great looking chicken... Only 1oz, that would be torture... You have more willpower than Me...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
It is torture, but I'm so close to the end I don't want to mess it up.icon_mrgreen.gif
post #14 of 18
Great job and the learning continues!
post #15 of 18
Poor little chicken looked lonely in that great big smoker. icon_smile.gif

By the way let us know how the truck tire turns out. It probably is low on calories so you can have an ounce and a half.
Maybe a comparison between Goodyear and firestones would be in order. tongue.gif
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
I've heard they're high in fiber too. Especially if you get the 10 ply polyester belted!!!icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 18
Thats some good looking chicken there. That smoker sure looked rather empty.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
The chicken did look a little lonely, but I am going to remedy that soon. I plan a big celebration smoke veeeerrrryyyy soon where I am going to smoke a lot of different things for freezing.
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