Newbie question...

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by bteem, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. bteem

    bteem Newbie

    Just starting as many of you know into smoking using a uds I built.

    I didnt do so good on my first butt as many as you know. I havent posted but did another one before vacation and it turned out great.

    Now I have an itch to do something on the smoker tomorrow. I havent planned well, as I was going to do ribs but to cheap to pay $5 lb for bb ribs at local market. Wife is tired of brisket as we had it in Dallas on vacation via green egg at my bro's house. I have an itch so what can I smoke without a lot of prep tomorrow? I thought about a whole chicken but I need to brine and no chicken in house, church in morning so I need something easy to try yet something to satisfy my "itch" to smoke.

    Any suggestions for a newbie to smoke tomorrow? or just plan better?
  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    onn the way home from church pick up a chicken.  I dont brine or foil mine and they turn out just fine.  I put a rub on them and just throw them in,  they dont take too awfully long.
  3. bteem

    bteem Newbie


    mind me asking temp, wood and rub you use? I was planning on cherry for chicken.  But being newbie still learning rubs, temps, woods etc.

    Thanks for your suggestion.
  4. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I like to use apple or cherry for chicken but don't go over board  chicken absorbs smoke fast.... I like to do them at high temp around 325 to get a nice crisp skin...  As far as rub do salt,pepper,garlic, good luck
  5. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  6. smokinal

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

    Beer can chicken!

    Don't need to brine.

    Inject with butter & chicken broth, rub with olive oil & Montreal Chicken seasoning.

    Put Montreal Chicken seasoning in the beer & smoke at 325.

    Don't forget to put a lime or onion or something in the neck so the steam from the beer won't escape.

    We like to sit it in a pan & as the pan fills up with juice we use that to baste the chicken with.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  7. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do mine slow and low, 225-250,  usually apple wood, but recently discovered hickory is good as well.  bring up to 175 in the thigh.  at low temp plan on at least a 3-4 hrs depending on size of the bird.
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Chicken is good but I like to put Lemon pepper on my chicken and no bbq can spatchcock it for a quicker smoke if you are not going to brine it...and a fattie is good anytime...and any meal.
  9. bteem

    bteem Newbie

    First to all who posted ( and to those who didn't) this is a GREAT forum of people. So willing and wanting to help especially newbies. You guys rock, I just hope I can repay all of you somehow someway someday with something that helps you all.  Thank you again!!

    Second, I went to Wallyworld today to buy a whole chicken and guess what I saw? Ribs at $3.48 a pd. so I bought 2 slabs. So after all this I am back to where I wanted to be today, doing ribs. I am going to do the 2-2-1 method and have apple juice to either spray or put in the foil stage.  I will take pics and post.

    Once again many many thanks to a great group of bbq'ers. I am proud to be a member here.

  10. smokinal

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

    Sounds great Bill!

    Looking forward to your Q-view!
  11. bteem

    bteem Newbie

  12. there you go! great looking ribs
  13. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    lookin good
  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  15. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Looks like everything came together for you.
  16. smokinal

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

    Those are some great looking ribs Bill!

  17. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice lookin Ribs great job

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