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Help! With Ribs & Chicken Cook


Joined Dec 29, 2013
Hey guys,

I have a MES30" smoker, and I've got to cook 2 half chickens and a rack of baby backs.

If I was doing just the ribs....I would go 2-2-1 method at 225 degrees.

When/How does the chicken play in?  Will this extend cooking time? Etc...

Any info will be helpful.  Thanks!


Master of the Pit
Joined Jan 29, 2010
the larger piece of meat will take x amount of time and the smaller will take less. I would suspect all to be done about the same time with what you have going on. I would put the ribs above the chicken as well. Also you might think about brining that poultry. You can figure about an hour and a half for each pound but would want to go by internal temperature on the chicken for sure. If you have two 5 pound chickens figure for 5 pounds not ten. Hope this helps.
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Smoking Fanatic
Joined Aug 13, 2007

Have you done this smoke yet?  I read this as you have 1 - chicken cut in half.  There is no way that the chicken will take as long as the ribs.  Chicken doesn't have to breakdown muscle tissue like pork.


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Aug 5, 2009
always put the chicken in the smoker so it will not drip on your other meats . its a cross contamination thing ......      Good Luck !

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