Newbie - first ever smoke + Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by roser, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Hi all,

    Got a Smokin-It Model 2 a couple of weeks ago and took it out for its maiden voyage this weekend.

    I had two 5lb chickens that I cut in half, applied a rub and placed in fridge overnight.

    Set up the smoker with 2oz apple wood and 8oz apple juice placed in can on bottom of smoker.

    Smoked at ~235 for 2.25 hours until temp probe was at 165 degrees.

    Tried to crisp the skin with ~8min in 400 degree oven right before serving but that didn't seem to work too well.  Will try grill next time.

    A little too much smoke for me also - will do 1oz next time.  These were definitely juicy and tender though.  Family loved it.

    Wouldn't have been able to achieve this success without this forum, so thanks for all the great info!

    Here is the before:

    And the after:

  2. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      They look great! Nice color.

  3. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Looks great.  Congrats on your smoking success.
  4. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Oooopps...double post.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those birds look outstanding!  Very nice color...great job!

  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you are knocking it out of the park Pal! Nice work!
  7. Thank you all!
  8. Those look great!
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Birds... a crispy skin is an effort, I now do them in my Grill (just acquired it).[​IMG]

    Iloke the Spatchcocked birds better than BCC, more consistent.
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look way better than my first chicken attempt. Great job.


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