First Smoke!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by averhoeven, May 22, 2016.

  1. averhoeven

    averhoeven Newbie

    Just finished my first smoke using all the help written around here. Thanks for all of that!
    I did a whole chicken because I wanted to try it instead of halving it. I also smoked a pork butt with it. The chicken was covered in olive oil and then a garlic peppercorn rub. The pork was smothered in honey (I'm mildly allergic to and dislike mustard) and then rubbed in a mixture of chili powder, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, pepper, salt and brown sugar. I cooked them at about 250F using peach wood for the first half and then hickory for the last few hours. The chicken finished earlier and was ready for a late dinner so it was mostly done in the peach.
    Here's what you really want though, pictures:
    Roman hard at work guarding the smoker from the pesky neighbors.
    A short while in when I realized I had forgotten to fill the water bowl!
    Oops, lesson 1: pork will drip on the chicken below!
    Good timing Amazon! The Amazen got delivered about half way through.
    Chicken's done! I may have been too anxious and forgot to take a picture of the finished bird....
    Double smoked?
    Roman still being a good guard dog. He's hoping there's payment in it for him...
    Pork's done!
    And the first sandwich. Didn't have any buns, just some sourdough unfortunately. I toasted it with my new Searzall just for the fun of it.
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
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  2. smokinal

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

    Excellent smoke!

    I can't believe that was your first time!



  3. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Yup, looks like fantastic maiden voyage. Points to you!!

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