Apple Wood Smoked Chicken Halves on my PBC

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by suyasmoke, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. suyasmoke

    suyasmoke Newbie

    Hi all,

    Yesterday (Sunday), I smoked four chicken halves and four racks of ribs. 

    Here are some pics

    Hooked & Ready

    Here are my ribs, hooked and ready for the smoker. My rub for the ribs consisted of Coriander seeds, Cumin seeds, Peppercorns, Dark brown sugar, Salt, Oregano, Hot Paprika & Smoked Paprika. I usually coat my meats with oil before applying my rubs. After reading a few posts on this forum, I have seen a lot of people use mustard. So I tried two different type of mustards on these ribs. The ribs on the left had Yellow (American) mustard and the ribs on the right have English mustard.

    Chicken & Smoke

    Here are my chicken halves hanging in the PBC. The chicken halves at the top of the pic have been coated with Yellow (American) mustard and the same rub i used for the ribs applied. The chicken halves at the bottom of the picture was rubbed with peanut oil and Chinese 5-spice applied. You can also see one chunk of Apple wood resting on the charcoals. 

    Ribs & Chicken

    The ribs have come to join the party. Here you can see four racks of ribs and the four chicken halves all hanging from the PBC.


    Lid put on the PBC. i didn't lift the lid for another 1.5hrs. But i did touch the sides of the PBC every so often in that 1.5hrs, just to make sure it maintaining temperature. 

    1.5hrs later

    At this point i used a thermometer to check the temperature of the chicken. It was 70C

    BBQ Sauce

    I then coated two chicken halves with BBQ sauce

    Wrapped in Foil

    I also coated two of the ribs in BBQ sauce and wrapped all the ribs up in foil

    Back in the PBC

    I then put both the ribs and chicken halves back on the PBC. I initially hung the wrapped ribs also, because of space

    Only ribs left

    After 20mins i took the chicken out. i then took the metal rods out of the PBC and then put in the grate. I then placed the foil wrapped ribs on the grate and put the lid of the PBC back on. I then cooked it like this for another 1hr

    Lets eat!

    i actually forgot to take a pic of the ribs and chicken before i started eating it! This pic is after we started devouring the meats haha. 

    Closing thoughts

    This is only my fourth cook on the PBC and the ribs were the best I've ever cooked - so tender and moist and tasty. With a great smoked taste. The chicken was fantastically moist with a great smoked taste. My only slight complaint, is that the chicken skin was not crispy. When i next have a BBQ with guest, i would properly use my Bondi Kettle BBQ to crisp up the skin after i pull the chicken from the PBC. And maybe add some BBQ sauce at the point also.

    Thanks for reading 

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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great meal!

    Everything looks delicious!


  3. suyasmoke

    suyasmoke Newbie

    Thanks @SmokinAI

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