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Labor Day Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs on RT-700

dmboiler

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Hi All,

Long time member, infrequent poster...

Recently bought a new RT-700 as I was growing tired of babysitting my propane garage-sale smoker. Decided to document today's cook.

Started out by skinning some chicken legs. Seasoned with SPOG:

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Wrapped in thinly-sliced bacon and secured with a toothpick:

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Stayed out on the boat too long so it was on to the RT-700 with a little less time than expected. Set at 300*.

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1 hour in. So far so good...

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2 hours in. Almost there...

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On a whim, decided to finish with a trio of commercial sauces:

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Time to eat!

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On the plate (with obligatory bleu cheese dressing on the side).

Wife: "What do you want with these things?"
Me: "Doesn't matter. No one remembers the side dishes anyway."
Wife: [eye roll] "Fine. Caesar Salad it is."
Me: "Sounds good to me..."

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Final Verdict: Very good. A bit biased as I would eat almost anything with buffalo sauce and bleu cheese. Bacon was perfect. I was surprised it didn't unravel with each bite but held on as if it were the original skin. Family liked it. Will definitely do these again.

Best,
dmboiler
 

HalfSmoked

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Great looking plate I could go for it all the legs and the salad.

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dmboiler

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Looks good. How do you like your RT-700?
Thanks. So far so good with the RT-700. I did a fair amount of research before buying and I feel the reviews of others are pretty spot on. In other words, no surprises yet!

Pros
  • Built like a tank. Very heavy and solid construction.
  • Seems to hold temperature well and is quick to rebound after opening the lid. I will say though that I have not yet done a long smoke so my thoughts here are very much preliminary.
Cons
  • Low smoke output, especially at temps above 275*. I was prepared for this after reading other reviews and already had a pellet tube to add more smoke if desired.
  • I like the design of the large hopper on the back of the unit. However, this does give the smoker an odd shape and getting the RT-branded cover on and off is much more cumbersome than I would like.
Regards,
dmboiler
 

smokin peachey

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Good choice on the salad it looks great it complements that beautiful looking chicken very nice. Congratulations on the ride!
 

robrpb

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Thanks. So far so good with the RT-700. I did a fair amount of research before buying and I feel the reviews of others are pretty spot on. In other words, no surprises yet!

Pros
  • Built like a tank. Very heavy and solid construction.
  • Seems to hold temperature well and is quick to rebound after opening the lid. I will say though that I have not yet done a long smoke so my thoughts here are very much preliminary.
Cons
  • Low smoke output, especially at temps above 275*. I was prepared for this after reading other reviews and already had a pellet tube to add more smoke if desired.
  • I like the design of the large hopper on the back of the unit. However, this does give the smoker an odd shape and getting the RT-branded cover on and off is much more cumbersome than I would like.
Regards,
dmboiler

Thanks dmboiler for your reply.
 

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