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why is MY Chicken turning black and dry

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by r2rworld, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. r2rworld

    r2rworld Newbie

    [​IMG] I 'm Using a propane grill and
    I used a brown sugar rub and hickory/Apple WOOD and water pan?
  2. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what temp are you cooking at how long did it take to get chicken done and how much wood did you use sounds like you used to much wood to smoke the chicken and cooked to long i use a coffee can full of wood and that is all when wood is burned i dont add anymore just let it cook till temp of chicken reaches 170 hope this helps
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup....too much wood (smoke) and too high temp......
  4. gremlin

    gremlin Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    All I can add is this....Maybe open up the vent.
    The smoke is supossed to move over the chicken and out of the smoker.
    If you have too much smoke holding in the smoker you get creosote building up and that's not good.
    Let the smoke gently stroke that bird and then be on its way.
    That's my 2 cents hope it helps and good smokin with ya
  5. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Could be the brown sugar turned black from caramalization. If so just pull the skin and the meat should be ok.
  6. naplesroo

    naplesroo Smoke Blower

    Ditto's on the above replies. Be sure and use a temp probe in the chicken and pull off at 170. Also, try about 225 - 230 on temp. You may also want to try brining the chick first. It will help pull moisture and flavoring into the meat before you start smoking it. [​IMG] Below is pic of a chicken I did not long ago and brined it. Sure was tasty.
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    R2 -

    Is it just the outside or a deep burn? If it's just the outside it could be to much smoke. If it's into the meat as well probably to much some and heat.