first attempt smoking chicken on the Weber kettle...

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by kingt36, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    The wife started a brine on the chicken this morning. I decided to give it a go on the Weber this evening.

    The bird got rubbed down with:

    2 tsp salt
    1.5 tsp crack black pepper
    2 tsp paprika
    1 tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
    1/4 tsp garlic granules
    1 tsp granulated lemon peel
    1 tsp brown sugar
    1/4 tsp cayenne


    It went on the grill at 6:14...I'll update once finished..


    The temp is hovering around 375..about how long should it take for a 2-3 lb bird?
     
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I love chicken on the kettle!   It'll be @ 165 IT  2 hours or less if you maintain that temp.    Find some fire brick of sorts sometime and partition off the coals.   Oh...rotate the bird part way through.   Everyone should own a kettle!
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013
  3. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the tips! I want to get the little Weber charcoal basket thingy I saw somewhere..

    I'll definitely rotate the bird..planning to do that in a couple minutes..
     
  4. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    Just rotated it after just over an hour in:

     
  5. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    Pulled it off after an hour and 45 minutes. The thighs were reading 188 when I pulled it out. I loved how the thermometer slid in and out some smoothly! Just waiting on the baked potatoes then we're diving in!

    Right before I took it off:


    The finished product:

     
  6. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    All cut up...


     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great , I like doing Spatchock Chix.[​IMG]
     
  8. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great!  I did the exact same last night, except removed the spine and quartered the chicken, instead of spatchcocking. At 325° to 350°, it took roughly 75 minutes. I used a chunk of apple wood for smoke. How about you?
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013
  9. Instead of using bricks or the weber tray, look at getting a Smokenator. It is fantastic and I used it to convert my Weber kettle into a full smoker. Just google it for size and price.
     

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