Second smoking attempt question(multi-meat!)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dj mishima, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    Okay, I'm eager to start using my smoker again.  This time I'll be doing a chicken, a fatty, & some ATBs.  I'll probably throw in some onions and garlic.  I felt like I was just wasting smoke last time as I had so much room left over.

    Anyways, I was wondering how to smoke things with different cooking times.  Do you start at the same time & pull the early ones out when done?  Or do you throw the ones with less cooking time on later so they are all done at the same time?  I'm just concerned with maintaining constant temp & worry that either choice will affect that.
  2. smokinal

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

    It depends on if you want to munch on the fattie & ABT's before you eat the chicken ( that's what we do ) or do you want it all ready at the same time. The fattie & ABT's will take about 2 to 2 1/2 hours & the chicken about twice that. If you put them all in at the start you will have some nice appetizers about half way through the smoke. You didn't say what kind of smoker you have, but you should be able to maintain constant temps. either way.
  3. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    I'm using the Brinkmann Grill N Smoke.
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I'd put the chicken and fattie on at the same time, at least in my smoker they seem to finish up about the same time. If you have a grill you can crisp up the skin on the chicken after the smoker. Don't forget the qview. 
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't ever think I've had a chicken take  more than 2 1/2 hours, so Al must have some BIG chickens were he is at [​IMG]

    It is nice to try and time it, but for some reason until you have enough smokes under you belt, they never all get done at the same time. Some foods you can wrap in foil and eat later when everything else is done.
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As my fellow SMF'ers has stated, It depends on if you wan't it all done at once or not.

    [​IMG]   Remember the Qview.

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