approx time for chicken?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mcmuffin, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. mcmuffin

    mcmuffin Newbie

    I'm thinking about maybe doing a chicken or two tomorrow ... what's the approximate time for smoking a bird? I realize it'll depend on weight and whatnot, but a ballpark idea would be nice so that I'm not eating at 3:00 AM!
     
  2. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    An advocate of smoke to temp, not time, but if it was me, I'd plan of about 4 hours of smokin time. Build in an extra hour for wiggle room.
     
  3. mcmuffin

    mcmuffin Newbie

    Looking for about 170 in the breast, right?
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Depending on size and temp of smoker, 3 -4 hours just my HO though.
    I would go no more than 165" and foil.
    Good luck.
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  6. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Mc,
    Time not temp. I am tempted to say 4 hrs...is that smoked? indirect heat? what size bird? theses are all variables...
    smoke to temp not time.....my .02
     
  7. camocook

    camocook Meat Mopper

    I like to rinse my bird in hot water and then dry it before I put it the smoker. Cuts down on some time.Small whole fryers....about 3 hrs.
     

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