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First Chicken Smoke

ddow229

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I took today off from work as a just because day and decided early to do a chicken in the smoker. I had a successful pork loin so I am feeling a little froggy.
I had a whole chicken in the refrigerator, so I seasoned it up with some S&P and planned to follow the Mad Scientist method of two hours at 225 or until we hit 145 internal, then bump up the heat to 325 until done and get some crunchy skin. I am cooking on an OK Joe Longhorn so maintaining 225 is proving difficult. About the lowest I could get consistently was 245-260. I decided that was good. Just a hair over two hours, we hit 145. I cranked the heat up and tried to stay under 350. Mostly successful until I spiked it to 390 for about five minutes. In the end, it didn’t matter.
Last week, my wife went to a local bbq stand and got some smoked pulled chicken and commented how she never likes smoked chicken because it is always dry. This, my friends, changed her mind! Juice was running out of the bird. I had made some Alabama white sauce and she made cheesy corn and salsa and we had a meal! My gosh, tender and juicy with crispy skin. I really am happy with my first two cooks.
 

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DRKsmoking

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You did great by the pictures and the process.
I have not done a whole bird in the smoker yet

That will change soon just picked up a couple small chicks the other day.

David

Little more info on your wife's cheesy corn and salsa

David
 

ddow229

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You did great by the pictures and the process.
I have not done a whole bird in the smoker yet

That will change soon just picked up a couple small chicks the other day.

David

Little more info on your wife's cheesy corn and salsa

David
Cheesy corn is one small can shoe peg corn(she says you can use any but shoe peg is the best) , one small can of green chilis butter, a little milk, s&p, maybe a little sugar, a light dusting of cheddar cheese, and about a cup of cream cheese. Warm to get everything happy. This was enough for us for the two of for one meal plus enough for my lunch the next day.
Salsa was red onion, yellow bell pepper, peaches(skinned sliced and diced) and some vinegar and sugar. She doesn’t remember the amount, just enough to make it look pretty.
With todays ribs she did some doctored baked beans with brats, left over smoke pork loin, some potato seasoning and something else I don’t remember. Probably vinegar
 

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Chicken looks good! And the sides sound pretty good also!
Jim
 

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Looks great from where I'm sittin', nice work! RAY
 

ddow229

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You did great by the pictures and the process.
I have not done a whole bird in the smoker yet

That will change soon just picked up a couple small chicks the other day.

David

Little more info on your wife's cheesy corn and salsa

David
So I have three chicken that I was going g to butcher this weekend but it is too hot so they have a week. Then six more that will go sometime next month and then about ten more in another month. We hatch and raise chicken because we eat like three every two weeks. We also have sheep and will have three or four butchered in February. Plus one of good friends does a couple of beef critters every year and we got a whole one last year and this are getting a side with all the roasts and steak. Last one we got prime steak and the rest Hamburg. We have like 150 lbs of burger in the freezer….
 

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Ya done that bird proud, looks excellant
 

DRKsmoking

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Thanks for the Cheesy Corn and wow about the farm animals, Helps to keep the freezer full for sure

David
 

912smoker

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Fine looking bird dd and bet the white sauce was good !

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Looks like a great bird. You got some nice pullback on that drumstick. I bet it was very tasty.
 

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