Chicken Thighs (Hickory Smoked)

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3:30PM--------------Also flipped all thighs over, and lost one to my crummy porch floor (Thigh last seen flying over pet cemetery into woods).
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Looks good sir. And Im sure the smoking gods are happy for your sacrifice/offering to them.  Seems like that happens every time someone around here cooks out.  BTW whatcha using for a grate underneath the thighs?
 
 
Wow Bear, when you do things, you DO them! And wonderfully!

This was so fun to see and all the pieces through the glass!

Your whole place must have smelled sensational as well!

Great job!

Cheers and here's to a wonderful new week! - Leah
Thanks a Bunch, Leah!!!

Bear
Those be some MIGHTY FINE looking eats!
Thank You!!

Bear
 
Thanks for the taters idea, I'm going to make them for an appetizer this weekend when my family is in town. ABT / SBTs around lunch taters mid afternoon, pulled pork for dinner =)
Sounds like a bunch of Good Eating at your house!!!

Bear
 
Those look fantastic, Bear!!  Very nice job. One question...how is the skin on the thighs? Does it crisp up at all at the higher temp?  Or if I wanted it crisper, would I need to toss them on a hot grill for a couple of minutes?
Thank You Mark!!

I guess it depends how crispy you want them. I found them fine---not rubbery at all, but some people like it like potato chips.

If I wanted it more crispy, I would try more than the last 45 minutes @ 275*, or a hot grill.

Bear
 
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3:30PM--------------Also flipped all thighs over, and lost one to my crummy porch floor (Thigh last seen flying over pet cemetery into woods).
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Looks good sir. And Im sure the smoking gods are happy for your sacrifice/offering to them.  Seems like that happens every time someone around here cooks out.  BTW whatcha using for a grate underneath the thighs?
Thank You TS !!!

That's a "Frog Mat" that I got before Amazing Smoker had the "Q-Mats". I was testing it, and I'm not impressed. I'm sure Q-Mats would be better.

Bear
 
I apparently missed this earlier but I am glad I found it. What a great meal and instructional post. Thanks Bear.

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Hey Bear.  Those thighs look wonderful.  I really like the relatively easy and straight forward approach.  I have smoked whole chickens before; and while I enjoy doing them, it was a lot more work with the brining, drying, etc.  I will certainly have to try smaller parts such as the thighs.  This would be a great way to do a "quick" smoke for Friday evening dinners during the summer.  Thanks for the inspiration and step-by-step.
 
 
Hey Bear.  Those thighs look wonderful.  I really like the relatively easy and straight forward approach.  I have smoked whole chickens before; and while I enjoy doing them, it was a lot more work with the brining, drying, etc.  I will certainly have to try smaller parts such as the thighs.  This would be a great way to do a "quick" smoke for Friday evening dinners during the summer.  Thanks for the inspiration and step-by-step.
Thank You!!!

Most things I do are easy, or I probably wouldn't do them.
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Bear
 
OH MY!  Bear, did you clean your smoker? The glass is so clear, the back looks so................"scrubbed".

Say it ain't so!!
LOL---I clean my glass before every smoke, so it stays easy to clean. 

Aso that time there was loose stuff on the ceiling & walls, so I wiped them off so they wouldn't fall off on my food.

Bear
 
Looks Great!
Appreciate the Play by Play on these.
I'm like a sponge....., absorbing ALLLLLLL this great info!!
Thanks - Runt
 
 
Those look fantastic, Bear!!  Very nice job. One question...how is the skin on the thighs? Does it crisp up at all at the higher temp?  Or if I wanted it crisper, would I need to toss them on a hot grill for a couple of minutes?
That was the question I was just ready to throw out there Bear! They look wonderful, my very first smoke was chicken thighs but they didn't look like that
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Now I have to find out why? What rub did you use? I used Jeff's rub when I did them but maybe I didn't put enough on? And the spuds look awesome too!
 
 
That was the question I was just ready to throw out there Bear! They look wonderful, my very first smoke was chicken thighs but they didn't look like that
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Now I have to find out why? What rub did you use? I used Jeff's rub when I did them but maybe I didn't put enough on? And the spuds look awesome too!
I can't say what rub I used, but Jeff's Rub should be Great on these---Probably need to use more of it---Just my guess.

And We really do love those stuffed Twice Baked Taters!!

Bear
 
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