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My First Big Smoke

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tolarius, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. tolarius

    tolarius Fire Starter

    So I have done my first big smoke.  Below are pictures:


    Picture of the quarters with the rub...


    Picture of the grill in action.


    Picture of the final product.  Took picture after everything was consumed lol.

    Used apple chips and cooked around 250 for about 4 hours.  Seemed to be a success for my first cook, everyone loved them.

    Question though, on one/two of the quarters the skin got really tough like leather like.  Any idea?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now that some fine looking birds you have there. As you now know that chicken is really good on the smoker too. Right???
  3. tolarius

    tolarius Fire Starter

    Oh yeah, I don't think I could ever cook chicken different again.  Anyone got any ideas for the rubbery/leather skin on one/two of the chickens, on why that might happen?
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Unless you are smoking upwards of 300° the skin can be rubbery. Best thing most have found is to throw it on a hot grill to crisp up the skin or as i do is under a hot broiler to crisp it up.