WSM- chicken on top?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by austin, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Hi everyone.
    I have a noob question.
    I will have my first smoke on my WSM tomorrow. I am just getting prepped tonight. I will be smoking a beer can chicken and a couple slabs of pork ribs. Should I place the chicken on the top grate and the ribs below on the bottom or the other way around. I just want to make sure I am careful with food contamination.

    Thanks so much-
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chicken on bottom, always, when smoking other stuff. Don't want the nasty poultry juice drippin on the meat - that's where the cross-contamination comes in.

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