First Smoke in Chargriller - Easy Chicken w/QView

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by devinrob, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Hi all,

    Please be kind, but this is my first smoke, and first smoke in my new chargriller. I used some applewood chips and smoked at around 250 for 2 hours. The chicken came out pretty juicy and I'm looking forward to something more ambitious in a week. No mods yet on the grill, but thinking about sealing the lid and adding the dryer vent. Here are a few pics.
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    If you are happy with it then it does not matter what anyone else thinks. Nice color...
  3. smokin leo

    smokin leo Meat Mopper

    any extra send my way
    good job practice makes perfect[​IMG]
  4. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sure, no problem...Just send me that leg on the end that you missed & we will call it even. Nice job btw. Now send that leg. [​IMG]
  5. Thanks everyone. There weren't any leftovers. My one year old son, who is generally a picky eater, cleaned out all the dark meat. He usually avoids chicken like the plague, but must've been something in the smoke. Bonus :)
  6. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Very nice job Devin. The chicken looks really good. And it sounds like it passed the ultimate test -- your son liked it!

    I'm practically just down the street from Kent -- next time you fire it up let mne know and I'll help make sure there are no leftovers!

  7. jpp

    jpp Newbie

    the chicken looks great n im sure it tasted just as good! here in michigan turkey seson opens monday so with any luck i'll get to try out smoking a breast.[​IMG]
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lokks good to me!! One question though, you said two hours in the smoke at about 250? Sounds good, but did you probe it??
  9. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice job with that chicken, [​IMG]

    also nice job with the pics, keep it up.
  10. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chicken looked great. Nice job on your first smoke on the C Griller.
  11. mcmelik

    mcmelik Smoke Blower

    I use a Char Griller to and it works really well after I did the mods to it. The tuning plates are probable on of the best things I added. even heat all across the grates. Your chicken looks really good
  12. hernando

    hernando Smoke Blower

    Looks like the chicken turned out good.[​IMG]
  13. Well, it said 250 on the char griller thermostat. Everything I've heard says that thing is usually off by 30 to 50 degrees, so I could have been at 280 or 300 - or it could have been 250. I like the River City BBQ gauges and I think I'll either put 1 in or 2, one on each side of the grill.

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