This is my first blog post for my smoker log. My goal is to keep a record of what I cook, how I cook it and how it turns out.
One chimney of hot coals. Smoker was placed in the shade, outdoor temp was mid-70s. Initially was running too hot (near 300F) before I put the chicken on, so I splashed a little water on the coals to bring the temp down. Two medium pieces of cherry for two 3.5lb chickens. Recipe calls for cooking 3:30-4hrs @ 200-220F.
|Time||Chicken Temp||Smoker Temp||Vents|
|0min||68F||225||0%, 33%, 33%|
|30min||99F||250||0%, 0%, 0%|
|60min||125||225||0%, 0%, 0%|
|90min *||132||225||0%, 0%, 0%|
|120min||145||200||0%, 33%, 33%|
|150min||152||220||0%, 0%, 33%|
|180min||170||220||0%, 0%, 33%|
|210min||180||225||0%, 33%, 33%|
* Flipped chicken over
Chicken was a big hit. Very very moist and just the right amount of smoke flavor. Skin was of course not crispy at all, but had a nice brown color.