LANG MEETS BBQ GURU FOR CHICKEN THIGHS

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokinal, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Since I decided to keep my smokers & BBQ Guru. I just had to try the Guru on the Lang.

    I didn't want to drill any holes in the firebox, so I had an old pot that we seldom use & it fit right over one of the dampers.

    I secured it with a threaded rod that I bent, so it would hook the inside of the firebox. 

    Then drilled the hole for the Guru adapter in the bottom of the pot.

    Here's what it looked like.






    Next thing is to get the thighs ready.

    We like boneless skinless thighs.


    I injected them with Creole butter.


    Then dusted them with Montreal Chicken seasoning.


    Coated them well & put them into a vac bag.


    Vacuumed them up & into the fridge for a few hours.


    I like to smoke these in a pan with some chicken broth.


    Nice fit.


    Next a little more MCS on top.


    To start the fire this time I used about 1/2 chimney of lit charcoal for the coal bed.

    Then I added 2 splits & let the temp come up.


    I wanted to bring it up to around 250, I have the damper open & the guru set for 250.


    Were going to put some potato's in there too, but wrapped in foil.


    Potato's are ready to go in. The chicken has been in. When I put the chicken in I added 1 more split & set the Guru for 225.


    At the 2 hour mark the temp is holding nicely at 225.


    I have a perfect spot for her, and if it rains she will fit under the canopy.


    3 hours in & the chicken is at 156, I looked in the firebox & the coal bed was pretty small.

    So I added one more small split.


    The Guru never varied more than 3 degrees and even when I added the last split there was no temp spike.


    Still holding nicely.


    Thighs and taters are done.


    Here's dinner. You would think that smoking these in a pan with broth would limit the smoke flavor.

    But it doesn't, I think the broth picks up lot of smoke & transfers it to the meat.


    Anyhow they don't get much juicier than this.


    The Guru performed very well, just as it did on my WSM's.

    The thing that really amazed me was the little amount of fuel I used.

    It took about 4 hours at 225 to cook the thighs.

    I started with 3 splits & only added 1 more at the 3 hour mark.

    Sunday I'm going to try some babybacks & beans & run the Lang at 250 with the Guru.

    I'm very interested how the fuel consumption will compare to running it at 225.

    Anyhow, thank you all for looking!

    Al
     
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it Al that looks great!! Nice job,,, I could do a plate or two of that!!! [​IMG]

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
     
  3. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Another awesome cook AL with good detail.
    Very point worthy Thumbs Up
    You got a very nice setup there!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot fellas!

    I appreciate it very much!

    Al
     
  5. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Priceless education following your posts, that looks amazing!
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Al !![​IMG]------[​IMG]

    Great idea going with the pot to save drilling your box!![​IMG]

    When you smoke something in liquid, you only get smoke on the part that's sticking out of the liquid, right???

    Correct me if I'm wrong, because that's why I never tried that.

    Thanks Al,

    Bear

    On Edit: Never mind---I missed that one caption.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thank you so much!

    Al
    Thanks a lot Bear!

    I actually took 5 of the thighs & made chicken salad with them & took them with us over to Judy's brothers place.

    He didn't like it because he said it was too smokey.

    I am beginning to think that the liquid actually makes the meat more smokey.

    One thing is for sure, it makes it really juicy.

    Try it one time just as a test and see what you think.

    Al
     
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great,and you even got some more storage space getting that pot out of the way!
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ........[​IMG]........    

    pts...
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot fellas!

    Appreciate the point Dave!

    Al
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the Reply, Al !!

    Bear
     
  12. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Cool setup, Al! I'm going to have to look into these guru thingamajigs. I have a round firebox, so a little headscratching would be involved...
    Point for ingenuity and a tasty looking plate (We've been hooked on Italian G. Beans lately).
    Dan
    Thumbs Up
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome smoke Al ! Pretty clever thinkin on the guru setup ! Thumbs Up
     
  14. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice thighs brother! LOL b
     
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Handy Man Al Nice job!! 

    I have been cooking with a pan,but I use a small rack under the meat.Still allows liquid and full smoke around the meat.I know chicken takes on a lot of smoke.Glad to see you were able to keep all the smokers.Points

    Richie

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  16. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Dan, Justin, Brian, & Richie!

    I appreciate the kind words!

    Al
     
  17. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice post Al!  Great smoke.  Points for not drilling your new Lang!  [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Mike!

    Appreciate the point too!

    Al
     
  19. Nice looking thighs Al.
    I have been looking at that Guru but I can't get past the price so I am going to pull the trigger on the Pitmaster IQ 130 on the 28th for $269.00. I would have already ordered one but they are sold out everywhere until July 28th.
    Randy,
     
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks a lot Randy!

    Whatever you get they sure make life easy.

    All night smokes on my WSM was as good as it gets.

    Al
     

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