My first smoke chicken and ABTs

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jonmeskeete, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. I found this forum a while ago and have been reading all the tips that all of the knowledgeable people here have been posting. I was finally able to get the smoker that I have wanted for a few years now. I love this place I found a way to combine my two favorite interests bbq and photography. [​IMG]

    So for my first smoke I decided to try smoking some chicken thighs and some ABTs. I brined the chicken thighs for a bought 8 hrs then I rubbed them with a rub that I have used in the past for grilling chicken.

    The ABTs are stuffed with plain creme cheese and toped with some applewood smoked bacon.

    Here are some of the photos of the prepped food I will follow with some of the finished Q in a little while
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Jon! Sounds like you're gonna love it here...especially if pics & food are your interests! What type/brand of smoker is that? I've never seen one like it before...

    Again, welcome aboard!

  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF Jon glad to have u.
  4. Glad to be here[​IMG], the smoker is a Traeger pellet grille
  5. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome! looking good so far!

    never be shy about asking questions - questions plus advice plus research plus experience are the only ways to learn ~ even then, the best lessons are often learned from our mistakes!
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Jon. Glad you decided to join us.

    Everything in the smoker is looking good.
  7. Here are the rest of the picks that I had promised the chicken I smoked until the internal temp was 165 they came out great. I was so excited that I almost forgot to take the finished picture. The family really loved them and the ABTs were awesome, yea I am hooked and there is no turning back now, not that I would want to.

    This smoke was from yesterday and was planning on smoking a brisket today but the weather up here lately has been 1 nice day followed by 2-4 of rain. hopefully Wednesday will be nice it is my next day off and I plan to do the brisket then. If it clears up later today I will probably try to smoke something small like some stuffed mushrooms. if it does I will let you know how I make out and of course any tips would be greatly appreciated.
  8. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    That's my favorite way to have abt's. Just cream cheese and bacon. Although I take a whole piece of bacon and wrap my pepper half.
  9. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks outstanding, especially the thighs! My favorite pieces of juicy chicken, great on the grill or the smoker!
  10. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to have you with us at SMF, Jon. The first smoke you posted is definitely worthy of points so lemmie give some to ya!

    Hope to see some more qvue from you soon!
  11. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. FYI, if the skin was on the rubbery side, try throwing it on a hot charcoal or gas grill for 5 to 10 minutes to crisp up the skin. I'm not suppose to eat it, but sometimes I just gotta have a little bite.
  12. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Jon. Another Traeger owner, fantastic. Yer gonna love the food you get with that smoker. And the folks here are a fantastic help on everything.

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