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Offline REMMER1551

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Smoking: The Early Days
« on: September 08, 2018, 03:29:28 pm »
Hi everyone.....well I am enjoying my 4 rack electric smoker with some great results.....added pictures of the chickens I am doing tonight but also did pulled pork butt and chicken legs.

Experimenting with rubs as well....one question I find sometimes coming out a bit black and I am thinking it is the rub....if there are other thoughts please share.

Must say this is great fun!


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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Smoking: The Early Days
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 02:09:14 am »
I haven't fully smoke/cooked a chicken in the Bradley for several years, and I can't recall how dark they would come out. But a few answers to the following questions may help member to resolve the issue.

1 - Did the rub have a high sugar content?

2 - What temperature did you cook the chickens at?

3 - How much smoke and what type of smoke did you apply?

4 - How long did the chicken take to cook?

5 - What was the final internal temperature (breast and thigh if you measured both areas)?

6 - Did the skin taste like it was burnt, or did it have an off taste?

7 - Did the drip tray have a lot of burnt on residue?


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Offline REMMER1551

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Re: Smoking: The Early Days
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 05:32:39 pm »
Thank you for your reply and questions.....sorry was away for a few days and so not able to reply.

1 - Did the rub have a high sugar content?

One had sugar in the rub and the other had no sugar

2 - What temperature did you cook the chickens at?

Set for 230 and hit it for most of the time that is what the recipe called for

3 - How much smoke and what type of smoke did you apply?

Smoked for 2 hours and used maple I think

4 - How long did the chicken take to cook?

Just over 3 and a half hours although could have come out at 3 hours I think

5 - What was the final internal temperature (breast and thigh if you measured both areas)?

Above suggested marks - don’t remember the exact

6 - Did the skin taste like it was burnt, or did it have an off taste?

Maybe a little

7 - Did the drip tray have a lot of burnt on residue?

Not sure what is considered a lot as still new but it did not seem like a lot
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Offline watchdog56

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Re: Smoking: The Early Days
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 07:07:15 am »
Don't know if this would matter but was your vent all the way open? Sometimes if not to much moisture builds up which is also known as black rain.