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Tried chicken quarters today

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by Silver79, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. First time doing chicken quarters. I also did a pork shoulder and 2 carp fillets. Used pelletized apple chips on the charcoal, had some issues with temp regulation early on but got it under control by starting charcoal in chimney before adding. Pork finished in crockpot due to time issues but tastes good and smokey.
    First smoke with the fancy pole barn leftover steel on the smoker looks better this way.

    Almost time to eat. Gotta go :)

    tallbm, gmc2003, chopsaw and 2 others like this.
  2. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Silver, a remarkable rig and what you’re producing looks delicious! Thanks for posting. Like! B
  3. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Dude that’s an awesome smoker, that grubs lookin tasty to
  4. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoker!

  5. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Silver79,please tell us about your smoker.Good looking stuff!
  6. SmokinAl

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

    The smoker & the food both look fantastic!
    Great work!
  7. Thanks guys for all the kind words.

    Moto, the aluminum cabinet was being used for janitorial storage at work. When they got rid of it I took it into my shop and added a few racks and some 2 " exhaust pipe I had laying around. I cut some 1/8" 1018 mild steel into flaps that cover the intake and exhaust for damping. Then I firred out the walls with 2x2's and some old r-13 mineral wool. I covered the whole thing in 1/2 o.s.b. and finally wrapped with steel siding. Everything I have into it is scrap or leftovers except the Amazon door latch. Some neat features of the ribbed sides are that the racks including the firebox rack can be moved to any configuration. Internal dimensions 16" wide, 24" deep and about 6' tall. Lots of room for a whole venison leg, sausages, 3 whole turkeys or fish.
  8. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Nice! I'm itching just thinking of the mineral wool:eek::D
  9. Awesome smoker! You've got it set up on your terms.
  10. nanuk

    nanuk Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I find mineral wool not that itchy at all.... but fiberglass??? Wow! I break out even seeing a picture!
  11. troutman

    troutman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That was a nice cook and indeed a cool smoker !!
  12. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Nice looking chicken thighs and what a great way to repurpose an old cabinet.

    Point for sure.

  13. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like it when someone posts pictures of their smokers, and other smokers and grills photobomb the shot in the background.
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