Chicken Thighs (Hickory Smoked)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bearcarver, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love the skin & never remove it. It wasn't overly crispy, but not at all rubbery. Just right to me.

    I bumped it up to 250* at 3:30, and then 275* at 4:15, and pulled it at 5:00 PM. (275* is my Max)

    Bear
     
  2. Then there is my issue, I need to adjust my temps at the end.   Thanks oodles Bear!  I'll give it a try.
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup, many of those who can bump it up higher than 275*, but my MES 40 only goes to 275*, but it seems to be high enough.

    Before I had a grill, Mrs Bear used to bake the thighs & drums until they were actually done, and then I would brush a little BBQ sauce on the pieces & flip them around on my gas grill to crisp up the skin.

    My smoking way is better, because it doesn't burn the skin, or stick to the grill.

    Bear
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , Bear. [​IMG]  Gotta do me some more of those, been a while; Trish don't like Thighs , only Breastes. [​IMG]
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I Thank You!!!

    Bear
    Thank You Much, Red !!

    Bear
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You!!

    This forum doesn't do my waistline much good either!! [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  7. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Great post , bear. Very entertaining and informative. Chicken thighs are one of my favorite things to smoke. The smoked potatoes and corn just complete that meal so nicely. Great home cookin , brother! :grilling_smilie:
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Stan !!!

    My Dad was a Breast man, but both of his Sons prefer nice legs & butts.

    Bear
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Hambone!!!

    Hard to believe how much awesome smoke flavor those Taters pick up in such a short time!!

    Bear
     
  10. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's not the forum making you fat... It's your taste in good food! It made me fat a long time ago!
     
  11. the zil

    the zil Smoke Blower

    Ahh, smoker fed fat is the new sexy. Lol
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There ya go!!!

    Bear
     
  13. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sure looks plenty tasty!!. I made Mrs. Bears stuffed potatoes and they were a big hit. Now i have the rest of my family making them and some friends. Reinhard
     
  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    More confirmation that skin can be done at lower heat!!

    Looks great Bear
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Reinhard !!!

    It's amazing how things like that spread through family & friends. We had them at Mr & Mrs Bear Jr's house, and next thing you know we made them at our house.

    Bear
     
  16. dfbourg

    dfbourg Fire Starter

    Awesome looking thighs. I sure hope mine looks close to that this weekend when I try some for the first time. It's a good thing that I am a marathon runner because of all the great looking food on here, I will need to add a few extra miles a week to keep the weight in check.
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Much!!!

    Yours will be Great !!!

    I hated running 1 1/2 miles every morning, in the Army!!!

    Before that, and since, my running was done around the bases---Seemed to have more purpose.[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks SQWIB !!!

    Yup---Not rubbery at all.

    Bear
     
  19. phxsmoke

    phxsmoke Newbie

    These look amazing!  I've been looking for a thigh recipe for my first cook in my MES 30 I picked up.  I cant wait to give it a try.  If you were to sauce these would you do it in the last 30-45 min of the cook @ 275?

    Thanks! 
     
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You PHX !!!!

    Yes, if I were to sauce them, I would add a light coat for that last 30 to 45 minutes @ 275*

    Bear
     

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