First "real" post. Smoked Chicken with qView

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by talan64, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    Here is my first real post. Pictures included this time as I was told "without pictures it didn't happen".

    Please forgive me if I post the pictures wrong of violate a rule, just let me know so I won't do it again.

    So on this past Saturday I smoked a couple chickens.  I always do 2, since I figure if I'm firing the smoker up, I may as well plan ahead and do extra.

    Friday afternoon I cleaned and prepped the birds. A little olive oil and some dry rub that I like for chicken.

    Here they are snuggled up together ready to rest for the night:


    On Saturday after firing up the smoker to let it preheat I got them ready to go.  I use can can stands, filled with lemonade.  I like the sweet flavor the lemon gives, and figure why waste the beer when I could be drinking it.  


    The birds went on @ 9:30 with smoker set to 225 deg.  Misted them about every hour with more lemonade.

    This picture is at about 170 deg IT.


    I pulled them off at 185 deg IT @ 18:15. 8 3/4 hrs of smokey goodness (as my wife calls it), and had to keep from tearing right into them.


    I let them rest for about 30 minutes, then dinner was served!!


    When I made the first cut, juice came flowing out and down the skin.


    Thanks for viewing, and again, please "gently" tell me if I did anything wrong on the post.

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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I think your first Q-view was a great success. The chickens look delicious!   [​IMG]
  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just awesome. You did evrything perfect from the smoke to the qview!!  Great job & great color on them birds
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is a great bird good color and it looks moist..

    well done

    thanks for the Qview
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your Qview was excellent, great pics and tutorial.

    The lemonade sounds great, I was drinking a glass of it as i found your post and it was like tast-o-vision!

    I could taste the lemonade and lookin at your birds, i could allmost smell the smoke  [​IMG]

    What a great idea Talan,

    Thanks for sharing  [​IMG]
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nothing but perfection. I like the lemonade idea. [​IMG]
  8. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    the birds look great but you did break one serious rule

    as a newbie you need to send me one of those birds for a tatse test!
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You did an excellent job on the post. The chickens look great and sounds like they tasted great too. I have never gone 8 hours with chicken but I cook at 250
  10. Wow!...Lemonade chickens! Good job! :yahoo:

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