Stand up chicken in WSM ND mini and auto temp controller W/ Q-Views

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by fwismoker, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I wanted to see how the temp controller works in the mini and it works lights out...dead on.  

    I took out the top rack to see if the stand up bird would work...no problem


    Temp holding at 320 where i set it.


    The bird turned out fabulous...used some Tony's and Montreal Chicken.

     
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    WOWWWW.. made me slobber all over my keyboard.. AGAIN... that looks almost good enough to eat...
     
  3. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job on that yard bird!

    Looks great.

    Bill
     
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks guys, i can't tell you how good this is...the dogs are slobbering also lol. 
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit


    Left overs! :)
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Bird and the Mini is pretty cool!...JJ
     
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks JJ, it won't compare to a Lang..lol  but i'm super happy with it.   Smokes for 10 plus hours, lift up the pot and add wood or fuel...It's definitely my go to smoker now.  I'll start doing butts in it now that i know the temp controllers work with it.    I need my sleep on those all nighters!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking Bird! The mini is the bomb!
     
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's really cool! The bird looks delicious and I'm glad to see the PartyQ seems to do the job on the mini. No issues with battery life I guess, which was my one concern. Also, any idea what the lowest temperature setting on the PartyQ is?
     
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice, Keith!  That bird looks outstanding, and love that mini!

    Red
     
  12. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks Red..  and boat the PQ works really good on my drum, kettle and now the mini...battery life is fine and also the batteries are't expensive.   I use my Pitmaster IQ more just because i can plug it in but for convenience and ease of setup the PQ works like a charm.   

    One thing i noticed is when doing a whole bird when the temp get's around 125 the chicken puts out so much water that "evaporative cooling" hits and it's hard for the 5cfm fan to compensate, every other piece of meat it's no problem at all and keeps extremely tight temps.   Chickens are by far the hardest to maintain temps regardless but the Pitmaster does really good with it. 

    I'd recommend the PQ though as a cheap backup, to travel with and to have if you need to run multiple grills. 
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Kieth, when using the PQ do you get the temp close then install the PQ and let it do its thing, or do you dump in the coals, close everything up and let the PQ do its thing?
     
  14. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I get closer to the temp just to save the  battery...open the vents, get the temp up and then close the vents and turn it on to baby sit. 
     
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good lookin' Chix.  [​IMG]
     

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