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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by yardbird, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    hehehehe.... did an all night pork shoulder and then did this chicken for tonight's dinner.

    This was a pretty big roaster. Around 7 pounds. Smoker temp 350 for just over 2 hours. Skin didn't crisp as much as I'd have liked, but it wasn't rubbery either. I just like it to crunch :)

    So if I did a pork shoulder all night why did we have a chicken for dinner?

    'Cause tomorrow is s'posed to be rainy and windy and generally crappy. So we'll have the pulled pork tomorrow :)
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Great from my house!!!

    Way to work the weather !!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The bird looks great. Just a word of caution:  A couple years ago I got serious about smoking and was smoking something 2-3 times a week when the weather got nice in May. By the end of June my family threatened my life if I smoked one more thing the rest of the summer. The Smoked meat flavors are great but too much, too often gets old quick for many people...JJ
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Any excuse is a good one as long as you get to smoke. LOL

    Pretty bird..... AND welcome to my addiction!
  5. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your commitment to smoking is admirable!

  6. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    I appreciate the thought, JJ. It's rare for me to smoke a meal twice in one week let alone 2 days in a row. And I've gone a week or more without smokin' anything. I must be balancing this OK though. My son told me he wants to skip the going out to dinner part of his birthday.
    "I just want you to make smoked Mac-n-cheese. "

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Mmmm nice looking bird! Hopefully you made a nice gravy with those pan drippings!!!
  8. gringodave

    gringodave Fire Starter

    I got hit with that too... "You're not going to smoke that are you?" And, "Can we try that without the smoke?" I've been doing some charcoal only slow cooking and receiving some good reactions. I get to play with the slow cooker and they quit complaining. :) 
  9. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    I have the smoker, a weber performer charcoal grill, and a gas grill. Right now, the weber needs a new cooking grate, but otherwise I use them all. My wife loves having a wife! :) I'm retired and she has about 2 and a half years to go.She wants to add on to our patio to give me a "kitchen". I cook outside in the winter unless it's really stormin'. 

    However.... all that being said, I don't consider myself a one trick pony either. I'm equally at home in the kitchen (inside) and consider myself a pretty decent cook. I like taking ordinary things and putting a twist on them to make them into something less ordinary. :)

    The smoker is a great tool and I really enjoy it, but it's not the only tool in the box.

    "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every job looks like a nail."
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I totally understand your Wife's enjoyment of your cooking. My Wife is in heaven, there are now " 3 " Pro Chef's in our house, me and my 2 oldest Daughters. Only problem is THEIR friends frequently seem to show up at Supper Time!...[​IMG]...JJ 
  11. randy k

    randy k Newbie

    Looks great!!

    I know about the being threatened, but my four dog's and my neighbors are still happy!

    Keep smoking!