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Featured Smoked chicken thighs, drums, and 3x baked potatoes

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by IH 1026, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Decided to smoke some chicken today on my Weber kettle.. picked up a few packs of drumsticks and thighs for $.80 a pound. Both were pretty large in size.

    Started off slathering a little mustard on everything to make the rub stick to it, and threw everything in the fridge overnight.
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    Can't forget a few of these to help the cook...
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    Started off wrapping some potatoes in foil, with a little butter, in the oven to bake at around 350 for about an hour and a half. In the meantime I got some charcoal going in the chimney for my Weber 22" K
    ettle. When the coals were ready, I preheated the Kettle to get ready for the chicken, then put it on with some apple wood, and cherry wood.

    Potatoes are done.. .scrape the meat out.
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    Add some melted butter, sour cream, chives, and finely graded Sargento Sharp Yellow Cheese and 5 strips of thick cut bacon.
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    Another one or 2 of these for the cook.
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    Potatoes after the second bake... letting them cool, then adding coarse Sargento Sharp Yellow Cheese.
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    Almost done. Glazed with bbq sauces for the last hour, about every 20 minutes. One sauce was mustard based, which was a little salty, and the other was a sauce I got for Fathers Day and decided to use it up.
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    Final results... skin was crispy, and very little fat in the thighs after being on the smoker for over 3 hours. I DO NOT know what the internal temperature was while cooking as I didn't get a 27/32 drill bit to install a port for the temp probe wires. Chicken was not dry at all, and had some great smoke flavor from the apple and cherry wood.
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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
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  2. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great IH
     
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice looking plate of chicken IH. Can't beat a Kettle.

    Point for sure
    Chris
     
  4. WaterRat

    WaterRat Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great! Nice color on the chicken and you can't beat twice baked taters ;)
     
  5. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Nice l just put the same parts on the grill myself, Nice Job!
     
  6. That looks like some great chicken. I'm smoking a Meatloaf today.
     
  7. Looks good to me.
     
  8. mike243

    mike243 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great dont drill hole, put the probe thru the top vent jmo
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Looks like an awesome meal :emoji_thumbsup:
     
  10. Misplaced Nebraskan

    Misplaced Nebraskan Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Fantastic cook!

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    Haven't done me some chicken like that in too long. may have to remedy that.

    Well done again! Like!
     
  11. Thank you everyone for the kind words. Much appreciated.

    Been busy making the last of my first cutting of grass hay since early this morning, so I have not had much time to reply. I'm a one man band until my help shows up to throw bales... and today it was close to 800 small bales.

    The hole in the side of my Weber Kettle is to install a port for the probe wires for my thermometer... putting the probe wires down through the vent in the lid is not a great option as the lid comes off about every 20-30 minutes while glazing everything with BBQ sauce. Good thought, but not very practical.

    The mustard based sauce came out VERY salty, so more then likely I won't be using that again. Sweet Baby Rays Sweet and Spicy was just the thing for my chicken as I like some heat, and regular Sweet Baby Rays for everybody else.
     
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  12. 2008RN

    2008RN Smoke Blower

    looks like it was a great meal
     
  13. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Top notch, that all looks real tasty... Nice cook!
     
  14. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry for late reply IH but for sure it is a great looking meal.

    Warren
     
  15. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks pretty darn good IH, Like on that. Been raining here 33 days out of the last 45 here at work. been a real pain to try to enjoy this summer.
    Congrats on the carousel ride.
     
  16. GATOR240

    GATOR240 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice plate! The potatoes look killer
     
  17. Love posts with beer pics.
     
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  18. Again... thanks for all the kind words from everyone. I appreciate it. If I can do this, anyone can. Don't let your fear of failure stop you from smoking something.
     
  19. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A loaded Weber is a happy Weber:emoji_chicken::emoji_thumbsup: