First Time Chickens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dools103, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Well I got a new Masterbuilt XL a couple of weeks ago, did the tweaks, cast iron skillet with 4" bolts for wood, high temp rtv around door. I did a rack of baby backs last week to try and get temp adjusting down and decided I would try a couple of chickens. Found a rub recipe on here for Snake Bitten Chicken that sounded good. One chicken got the rub on the outside the other was rubbed under the skin on the breast and injected with apple juice combined with a bit of lime juice. The outside rub was put on a can with beer and the inside rub was on a can with apple juice. Smokes with apple wood and the temp hovered around 330. Both birds were 5.5 lbs and I was figuring on about 2:45 cooking time, breast temp was getting to be 160 after just 2hrs so I turned the temp down a bit and put the probe in the thigh area, company had not arrived yet. a bit of temp adjusting got it to 175 internal pulled them out and let the rest, they were great according to wife and company and was interesting to be able to taste the differences in the two versions. I was able to do this because of all the great info and recipes and such that I read on here. I had a Brinkman electric for over a year and it was funny because a local butcher told me I would be upgrading in a year or so and he was right. Well TKS SMF[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow! Nice job on the birds. Wish I could have sampled them.

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    dools 103, welcome to SMF. Those yard birds look mighty tastey from here!  [​IMG]  Great job on them and experimenting with the different approachs to the rub and injections. [​IMG]  That's what it's all about, having fun and making good food.
  4. smokinal

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

    The chickens look delicious! Great color!
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking birds!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. Wow those look fantastic!!!
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW they look great, well done
  8. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Great color. Nice job!
  9. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good looking yard birds !!!
  10. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

    That chicken looks perfect.  Skin looks nice and crispy, great job. 
  11. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  what bigsexy said
  12. Hey Thanks for all the congrats
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job. So which bird did you like the best? 

    If anyone has not tried Shooter Ricks chicken recipe you really need to get that to the top of the list.
    dools103 likes this.
  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome color [​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing [​IMG]
  15. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look great nice color well done

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