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Smoked chicken.

JGIFFORDJGIFFORD Posts: 50
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have 2 butts on now and the wife is porked out this weekend and wants Chicken. Is it safe to smoke at 225F and if I half it up about how long will it take say 2LB per each half. I normally cook my chicken direct heat high in the dome bout 400 and let the smoke roll but today that's not a option.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,242
    225 will work, but take awhile.  I did a turkey this weekend at 200 and it took 6 hours.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • JGIFFORDJGIFFORD Posts: 50
    Maybe 2-3 hours you think?
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,242
    You cannot schedule a slow smoke.  It will take what it takes.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • JGIFFORDJGIFFORD Posts: 50
    No you can't schedule it but if you cook as much as I do you can make a dang good guess. I just don't have experience cooking chicken like this. I am wanting feedback from someone who has done this.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,086
    Just checked some notes as it has been quite a while since I smoked a chix-and I saw around 30-40 mins/# (about a 5 # chix) at a dome of 250+/-.  So your initial estimate is in the ball-park.  Enjoy-
    Louisville
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  • JGIFFORDJGIFFORD Posts: 50
    Just checked some notes as it has been quite a while since I smoked a chix-and I saw around 30-40 mins/# (about a 5 # chix) at a dome of 250+/-.  So your initial estimate is in the ball-park.  Enjoy-

    Thank you so much.
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,730
    I cook chicken at 350 for about 40 minutes
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  • And it's totally safe at that temp.

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  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    edited May 2012
    I did a beer butt chicken with my ribs last weekend.  Temp 250     5lbs chicken.    Took a little under 3 hours.   Cut it into 8 pieces everything was falling off the bone.   I was figuring 45 minutes per lbs when I put it on but was done sooner.
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
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