First bird, perfect day to smoke

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokingdope, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. smokingdope

    smokingdope Newbie

    So today i decided to smoke this chicken i had in my fridge. I threw together a quick drie rub with some granulated garlic paprika salt lemon peper, and some cummin.

    After a nice wash i gave my chicken a good rub down :yahoo:

    I also injected it with some chicken stock i cooked

    Had my smoker preheated to 225, i rocked some hickory chunks and cherry chips really like this combo.

    After i had the chicken resting for about 45minutes and the smoker at 225 steady for about an hour i replaced the wood and threw on my chicken.

    Threw a carona (cause its all i had at the time) in the water tray

    Locked the door and set the timer

    I mixed up a vinegar sauce to baste the chicken with

    I used organic apple cider vinegar ketchup brown sugar chicken stock and alittle lemon pepper and salt.

    I swapped out the chip tray for a cast iron skillet really works good i got about an hour of smoke out of 2large chunks of hickory and a handfull of cherry chips (i do have big hands so maybe alittle more than adverge lol)

    At about 2 hours in i started to get really nice color i started coating the chicken with the vinegar sauce.

    At this time the corona had completly disapeared so i added a bottle of angry orchard

    I repeated this everytime i swaped wood so about every houror so.

    This was about 5hrs in 2nd thermo test hit 140 sorry for the crap photo my tablet cam sucks.

    The smoke took a total of 7 hours at roughly 225 no lower then 200

    I removed my chicken when i hit an internal temp of 160 in the breast, 175 to 180 in the thighs I like to cook chicken more well cause i dont trust the store bought chickens realy.

    I also whipped up a bbq sauce using some angry orchard

    Really this is the first great thing to come out of my smoker, even my picky little brother likes it,
    smokinal and disco like this.
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Must have been great, looks like you made short work of it. <Chuckles>

    Chicken is my favorite !  Looks like its yours now also. Good job.
  3. smokingdope

    smokingdope Newbie

    Thank you man, yeah it was really awsome :beercheer:
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a great looking chicken!

    Looks very juicy & tender!

    POINTS to you for your first great thing out of your smoker.

    I'm sure there will be many more to come!

  5. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking bird.
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow this is way better than my first bird.

    Points for a great bird!

  7. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Great looking bird, wish mine came out like that.

    Oh well, another go at it tomorrow I think.

    Keep on smokin'                    Ed

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