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Offline canadiansmoker

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First Try at doing a whole chicken
« on: May 14, 2009, 01:18:35 pm »
I thought I should try doing a whole chicken in the Bradley (actually 2 chickens). I gave one a dry rub consisting of Wild Willy's rub, and the other just some spices lying around the house:




Popped them in the smoker for about 2.5 hours at 240 using mesquite (love that stuff for chicken!). Someone decided to catch a nap while waiting for the chicken to finish.



A few ours later, the finished product. The flavour was great. Of course, the skin wasn't a good as it could have been since I didn't finish them off on the barbecue. I'll probably do that next time. The meat made some of the best chicken sandwiches I've had in quite a long time.


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Re: First Try at doing a whole chicken
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 01:27:09 pm »
Nice smoked chickens there. Thats what you call a cat nap  :D

nepas

Offline Roadking

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Re: First Try at doing a whole chicken
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 04:49:57 pm »

A few ours later, the finished product. The flavour was great. Of course, the skin wasn't a good as it could have been since I didn't finish them off on the barbecue. I'll probably do that next time. The meat made some of the best chicken sandwiches I've had in quite a long time.


I have the same problem with the skin and I finish them off on the grill trying to crisp it up. I like the smoke flavor of the meat but the skin turns to a rubbery uneatable item and I like a crisp skin. I'll stick with just doing them on a grill.

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Re: First Try at doing a whole chicken
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 07:45:25 pm »

A few ours later, the finished product. The flavour was great. Of course, the skin wasn't a good as it could have been since I didn't finish them off on the barbecue. I'll probably do that next time. The meat made some of the best chicken sandwiches I've had in quite a long time.


I have the same problem with the skin and I finish them off on the grill trying to crisp it up. I like the smoke flavor of the meat but the skin turns to a rubbery uneatable item and I like a crisp skin. I'll stick with just doing them on a grill.

Lightly rub some EVOO  or even grape seed oil on the skin and use a fan in your bradley. You will have crispy skin

nepas

Offline SemperFiPhil

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Re: First Try at doing a whole chicken
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 09:07:15 am »
Gotta say it... those are some mighty good looking yard birds there! ;)