Today is First Smoke day!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by yardbird, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    I posted in the beef area about the 3 pound meatloaf I did as the first smoke of the day. It ran 6 hrs 45 min. When that came out, I put 2 chickens in, switched from hickory to apple and raised the temp in the smoker to 325. 2 hrs and 30 minutes later I got these:

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    They're resting under foild right now. I just HAVE to taste one.  Brined for about 8 hours. No rub. Just EVOO on them before they went in.
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it has been a great day - they look tasty 
     
  3. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    Once I made the windbreak things went a LOT smoother for me. 42 degrees with 30mph winds had me hoppin' this morning. Those chickens are actually both the same color. One was right under a light and the other wasn't. I need to leave the foil on for just a bit longer, but then I'm rippin' a leg off one of 'em. :)  I just have to taste it.
     
  4. mike323

    mike323 Newbie

    Nice Job, Today was also my first smoke. I went for two 4 1/2 birds one with lemon/pepper and the other cajun. Thanks to all of the great info on this site I had no problems. Brine them for 6 hours used apple wood and smoked them for 3 hours at 250. They taste great and were so juicy. Next weeks project ribs.   
     
  5. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    Good Golly! That leg just fell off, I swear. :)

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    This is the juiciest chicken I've had ever. I just HAD to steal a leg and try it (shared it with my son and gave my wife a taste) even though we just ate dinner ... heheh.

    My son said, "Oh my god..... can you fit a turkey in there?" MUAHahahahahah.... why of COURSE I can!

    I'm really pretty amazed that everything (a 3 pound meatloaf and then 2 chickens) came out THIS GOOD for a first time running a smoker.

    I'm just .... almost ... speechless.
     
  6. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That Chicken looks perfect
     
  7. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    Thanks, RdKnB. It sure tastes perfect. :)
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I guess you had an awesome day. Both the meatloaf & the chickens look fabulous!
     
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looks delicious!!

      Craig
     
  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes it looks great sorry for missing it
     

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