Some smoked chickens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jaycoje, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Smoked a couple 4 lb. chickens yesterday with no brine, just rubbed the day before with some Durkee chicken and rib rub from Walmart. started about 2 pm temp at about 275, used Mesquite for smoke. Had an audience for a while during the smoke. I pulled them out at 165 deg. took about 3.5 hours, let them rest for a while and then the Wife and I dug in to them. The flavor was great and very tender. I can't tell the deference between brine and no brine, turns out great both ways.
     
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did u mean 165? They look great either way !![​IMG]
     
  3. Yes, 165. Thanks! Too many cold beers in this Texas heat.
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice smoke my friend, and thanks for sharing the Q View. It's nice to know that not everyone is into the brine thing, sometimes straightup is also a tasty way of doing chicken. Simplicity can be devasting... at times. It's all good my friend.
     
  5. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think your guest might have become the main course if it were my back yard [​IMG]

    Great looking smoke!
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations on a good smoke...
     
  7. Funny that's what I was thinking, but we are staying at a state park in Austin TX. and they are everywhere. Some times there are about 20 or 30 of them around our rv.
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now thats a good smoke there Jaycoje [​IMG]for a good first smoke and posting it here for all of us to enjoy. Great job and keep it up we like it that way. I'm not a big fan of brining my chickens either.
     
  9. Definetly looks like some good tasting birds, actually now that I'm looking at your qview, I think I'm going to smoke me a chicken today!
     
  10. That looks sweet!!, nice job. How long did the water stay in the pan before it evaporated? [​IMG]
     
  11. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]I've pulled them out as late as 180º internal. My wife wants the chicken DONE!! Even with brine, they were plenty juicy. I don't think brine is necessary.
     

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