First chicken on my new smoker

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by doughboysfast, May 26, 2014.

  1. doughboysfast

    doughboysfast Newbie

    I just built a new smoker about 4-5 weeks ago and I love it. it maintains temp very well and the smoke rolls real nice..   I have been doing a lot of pork with amazing results with the exception of one cook which was a seasoning flaw not a cooking flaw. so when my wife and I got nominated to have memorial day at our house I gladly accepted and immediately decided to take a stab at doing a couple of whole chickens...  I used my standard pork rub which is brown sugar based.   they cooked at about 225* for about 2 1/2 hours..

    opening to any CONSTRUTIVE criticism!!!




  2. Hello David.  Looks GREAT to me.  I wouldn't change the process, maybe just alter seasoning if you want a different flavor profile.  If you like it, stick with it!  Keep Smokin!

  3. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sure does look good. Danny said it right.... you want to experiment....try different woods and seasonings. And i don't know if you did or not, but many years ago I discovered brining for poultry and other lean meats is a big plus. How about some pics of the cooker?
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah , Q-view. I want to see your Smoker...

    And your Birds looked nice...

    Criticism , you really should frame your cooking racks . . . they will sag on  you. . .

    have fun and . . .
  5. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    how was the skin? turn that bad boy up the last 20-30 minutes and crisp her up!
  6. doughboysfast

    doughboysfast Newbie

    I really appreciate the kind words! as far as my cooker goes It is just something I made myself out of an old water tank..  I cut a door into it and put a hole it the top of it for a smoke stack and then welded it all to a stand!!!  I will post pics later I will fore worn you it isn't much to look at but it cooks really really well!!!  which I guess is the important part!!!
  7. 2010ultra

    2010ultra Smoke Blower

    your chicken looks good. ive done 3 or 4 beer can chickens that turned out awesome. and as far as a smoker goes i bet it probably looks better than this ugly thing lol.

  8. doughboysfast

    doughboysfast Newbie

    sorry it took me so long to get back on here and put up some pics..  like I said I know it isn't much to look at but it does cook very good!!


    door open

    inside with some beautiful ribs cooking

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
  9. uhmgood

    uhmgood Smoke Blower

    looks real good . I went to a cook out last Saturday and the flavor of the chicken was the best I 've had in a loooooong time . I ask if he used hickory chips and he said yes but also used some cherry . it was delish. i'll try some cherry the next time

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