smoking a chicken

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  1. dmack

    dmack Smoke Blower

    I am smoking a chicken today. Haven't done one since last summer and can't remember how long it will take. It has been brined. It weighs 4.5 pounds.

  2. dirtman775

    dirtman775 Smoking Fanatic

    nj will take 4hrs.....165 internal temp. give or take some time to temp fluctuation
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    of course your skin will remain rubbery at that smoking temp. I usually do 275º for around 2 1/2 hours, then pop the temp up to 325º for the last hour. This will crisp up the skin for you some. I actually go to 175º internal. My wife wants her chicken DONE !![​IMG]
  4. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    The few that I have done I've smoked at 250 for approx 3-3 1/2 hrs (depending on weight) until internal temp is 155 in the thickest part of the breast. Then I crank it up to approx 300-325 degrees to crisp up the skin (which usually takes about an hour). I then pull it at 165 and foil it for 20-30 minutes. However, if you pull it at this temp you will have a real juicy chicken, but if you don't like seeing 'red' juice you might pull it at 175 and then foil.

    Hope this helps. Good luck and happy eating!

  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Exactly! Well put.
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    4 - 5 hours smokin at 250° ta a breast internal a 170°.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what flash says-he a chicken wiz.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Personelly I cook it to about 165 in the breast. Or 170 in the thigh. Time may differ due to weigh but 3-4 hours.

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