Hello everyone, I just started out smoking a few weeds ago, so I am a newbie! My first try was at ribs. Amazingly ans to my surprise they turned out perfectly, the meat came right off the bone! My second try was 3 1lb rib-eye steaks, they came out pretty dry.
Well I went out today and bought $40 in hickory wood, I also have several bags apple and cherry wood chips. Tomorrow I am going to try to smoke 2 4.5lb young chickens. I am going to let the young chickens soak over night in some brine.
Here are the questions that I have.
How many hours should I smoke the 2 4.5lb chickens?
Along with using the hickory wood I want to use the apple and/or cherry wood chips. Would the cherry chips be best with the hickory wood for the chickens or the apple chips or a combination of all 3?
Also what is the best way to use the chips for the smoker? Given that there little wood chips I would think they would burn quickly, so how would I best use them for the smoker?
Thank You for your help and advice!