Smoked Bird

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by southnjsmoke, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. I smoked my first whole chicken and my first attempt at drumsticks. Both turned out excellent.
    I cooked them both between 240-260, 2 hours for drumsticks and 4 hours for the whole bird.
    I removed the spine from the whole chicken to help cook more evenly. This didn't turn out to bad for a first timer

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  2. smokinal

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

    Looks delicious!

    Nice job!

  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd say you did great for a first whole bird!  Removing the backbone (spatchcocking) is a great way to smoke them for sure.

    Keep it up and show us more soon!
  4. Thanks guys I appreciate it, that's a great way to have chicken.
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking bird!
  6. Beauty!
  7. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful chicken you got there!     If it tastes only half as good as it looks, it will be delicious.
  8. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Point! That's a great lookin bird and my absolute favorite way to smoke a chicken.

  9. Thanks guys.. This turned out really good. Had it for leftovers a few days. Smoking another one during football this weekend
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job!

  11. thank you. I'm doing another one today. Spatchcocked last night, brined over night, rubbed down this morning, and now resting in the fridge before I smoke her

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