Whole Chicken on The Mini

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bigtrain74, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whelp, it's time for me to get my first full smoke one the Mini WSM today. They are calling for rain tomorrow and Monday, so let's get started!

    Started yesterday with a brine which consisted of:
    • 1/2 Cup Kosher Salt
    • Black Pepper
    • Garlic Powder
    • Onion Powder
    • Paprika


    Took the bird out this morning and rinsed it off thoroughly. Then fired up the mini.





    Rubbed the bid with a pre-made chicken run I get from my local butcher.


    See you in a few hours!
     
  2. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is why we practice... I clearly need a gasket to go on the inside of the lid. I am losing way too much smoke out of there.

     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How many smokes do you have on it? Mine has so much gunk built up that it seals so tight I have a hard time getting the lid off. Maybe hit it with some veggie oil when you smoke and it will seal up better.
     
  4. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is the first besides the seasoning...
     
  5. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    I'm like Case my lid has enough stuff built up that it barely wants to come undone. Get a few more cooks in it and you should be golden.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Schweet! Sounds good to me!
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep you need more smokes!
     
  8. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I plan on it!!!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah it will leak a bit until younger tit good and seasoned, then you'll be complaining about not getting the lid off. I use whatever stick I can find to scrape a bit off but not to much that it doesn't seal. Even with a leaky lid the mini is pretty darn Rick steady to control.

    Now where's the grand finale pictures??? We want to see that bird!
     
  10. bbq1950

    bbq1950 Fire Starter

    I've had my lid stick as well. Used some citrus cleaner on the lip, which does the trick. Mine also sealed up after several smokes.
     
  11. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    My lid sticks like a son of a....let' see the finished product!
     
  12. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Sticky lid here as well...

    Now where's that manok?
     
  13. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry, a few beers and a whole chicken later i was a little distracted yesterday but heres the final pics.

     
  14. That is a fine looking yard bird and a very nice mini!

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  15. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am not thrilled the way the mobile version of the website puts the pics at the small size. I don't think there is a way to change that when using my iPhone. Does anyone else know if it's possible?
     
  16. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Use tapatalk. It loads them much larger. As for tee leaky lid, even if it were never to seal up it's not a problem. It won't get combustion air from the lid so it doesn't affect temp control, and there is no "loss" of smoke. the whole thing is full of smoke, what's coming out the lid is just kind of the overflow.
     
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  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bird!

    Like MD says try tapatalk. Since getting my new phone I've had issues getting photos to upload using the mobile version. Not sure if it's an iPhone issue or the mobile site issue or a combination. So Ive been using tapatalk when adding photos.
     
  18. Nice smoke   good job

    Gary
     
  19. good looking smoke, you have got to be proud of that...good job[​IMG]
     
  20. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am always proud of my cooks when the whole family eats it up like crazy!
     

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