chicken thighs w/ q-view!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by guvna, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    second attempt at smoking and i'm loving the mistakes! here we have some chicken thighs with too much rub on them. they turned out a little too salty but all in all i'm very pleased with the outcome...

    250-300 degrees until i ran out of charcoal (motherf*&^%!), i could only get them to 162 after about two hours, so i foiled them off to the oven for a push.

  2. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    They look yummy...too much rub or not!
  3. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good.

    One tip when running low on fuel might be to use less water in your water pan.
  4. dirtman775

    dirtman775 Smoking Fanatic

    Too much rub? NEVAHHHHHH!!!!!
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Trivial mistake, at least they were still eat-able. Just a suggestion but have you ever tried putting the rub on the meat and letting it sit overnight before putting it on the smoker? The spices have time to penetrate the meat and really give it a YUM-factor that people sure do enjoy [​IMG]

    Good luck on your next smoke!
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can still have a good smokey flavor, just don't eat the skin.
  7. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    less water in the pan makes sense. i actually liked these so much that i took the smoker to the beach and smoked some more for my fam. but they cooked way too fast and hit 170 without taking on alot of smoke, and the skin was like boot leather. it was tasty boot leather though... what did i do wrong?
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Too fast/high temp. Takes time to smoke... with poultry it's a trade-off between rubber and leather skin. Experience with different cuts will help. Generally, the smaller cuts can be smoked lower in temp than whole birds, and still get a decent skin. Also no worries on danger zone issues!

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