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1 whole chicken, burning alder and other woods

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by motolife313, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IMG_7357.JPG I'm going to smoke this chicken low and slow at 150 for extra smoke first hour then bring it up to 225. Marinated in concentrated OG for 3 hours. It's almost 6 pounds and I spilt it down the breast. I'm hoping to get it really tender like Costco chickens, there's are really good and tender. 2 hours in and thigh and breast are 123 degrees. Burning oak and apple too. Mainley alder tho
  2. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IMG_7348.JPG This little bit of alder should last the whole cook almost. My smoker is really efficient. That's a 7 month of Aussie. I cut them in half in my wood chop saw
  3. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IMG_7362.JPG Took about 4 hours 20 minutes and never went over 225. Brought it to 165. Had 1 probe in thigh and 1 in the breast. Thigh got to 164 and breast 166. Didn't put any BBQ sauce on just some butter when it was done
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  4. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Beautiful color on that bird
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  5. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That chicken looks fantastic!
    Very nicely done!
    Congrats on getting a ride on the carousel!
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  6. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys! I never even opened the door either and it was really moist and tender. Pretty much the tenderness I was looking for, practice makes perfect tho so I'll get better
  7. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great . Perfect color .
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  8. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yummy! :cool:

    You have a good looking plate of Yardbird there.
    I like the double butterflied cut.
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  9. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great moto, Congrats on making the carousel as well.
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  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful Bird!

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  11. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yardbird Deluxe! Congratulations on the carousel.
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  12. Co4ch D4ve

    Co4ch D4ve Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bird. Showed the wife and she requested I make one just like it. Like!
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
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  13. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Master of the Pit

    That's some of the best color I've ever seen on a chicken.
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  14. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's a big compliment John thanks a lot! I think not spritzing it and opening the door is the trick and working well.
  15. ghostguy6

    ghostguy6 Smoke Blower

    Very nice looking bird!
    When I saw the first picture my immediate thought was, How hot do those tires get being that close to the firebox?
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  16. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fire box is insulated with 2300 white fire brick. I can put my hand on it for couple seconds
  17. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Delicious looking bird!
    Nice job!
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  18. marvinonme

    marvinonme Newbie SMF Premier Member

    That looks great! Did you flip it during the cook or just skin side down?
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  19. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Fantastic color on that chicken and man, it looks delicious!! Nice job!
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  20. I could probably just eat the skin and be happy.

    Dang good work there and what a cool looking smoker...from what I could see. Do you have a thread where you show off the build? Assuming it is custom.

    Thanks for the share.
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