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smoking whole chickens

cyclonesmoker

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I am planning to smoke 2 whole 3.5lb chickens on Sunday for the big game. How long can I expect these to take if I maintain the smoker temp between 200-220 degrees?
 

porked

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Probably about 3 hours at that temp. I like to do them a bit higher to crisp up the skin.
 

rdknb

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I do my chickens at 300-325 in order to have crispy skin.  Chicken really gains nothing from low and slow.  Cook till breats are 160-165 and thighs are 180
 

SmokinAl

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Yep, 225 chewy, 300 crispy.   They should only take a couple of hours at 300, but go by temp.   
 

scarbelly

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I just did one Sunday in the SmokinTex which only goes up to 250 and it hit temp right at 3 hours and had a nice crispy skin to boot.  
 

raptor700

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I've tried them at 325º and the skin was great! Nice and crispy
 

tyotrain

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What they said I do mine from 300-325 skin turns out great..

 

tyotrain

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lol you are right that camera angle makes it look funny. guess its a magic  chicken
 

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