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smoked a chicken last night (it got a bit hotter than I usually cook it)

checked on it and the top vent opened up WIDE and ran the temp up to 550˚ for a bit.



  • revolver1revolver1 Posts: 372
    If it still tasted good, not dry, all is well.  Bet the skin was crispy.   ;)  Looks beautiful.  
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 607
    That's one funky chicken!

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,108

    At that temp, no wonder it's knees are so close together!


    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Melhill3Melhill3 Posts: 40
    I tell all the young chicks in our house to keep their knees together!:D
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,584
    That is a good looking chicken. Be proud.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,698
    Wow, that's the best looking skin since what's-her-name!  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,693
    Was it early or late in the cook? The skin looks great, IMO
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • grEGGorysgrEGGorys Posts: 168
    The chicken looks great. The skin looks delicious. It is done just the way I like it. Great job.
    Gulf Coast FL
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 5,697
    So, was this the whole chicken version of the reverse sear?

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • Melhill3Melhill3 Posts: 40
    the internal temp of the breast (when I shot this) was 145˚so it got a bit darker after I took this shot.
    pulled the bird at 155˚and rested under F and towel for 30 min.
  • LjpickLjpick Posts: 35
    I ruined a butt on an all nighter once that way. Too many cocktails and on one last check before bed daisy wheel was wide open. Forgot to take my remote upstairs came downd to a grill at 465 and a shrivled up piece of pork. Did have good bark though.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,584
    edited August 2013
    Drag this out ever so often. This is hotter than I usually cook it. Wings. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    edited August 2013
    Mickey your supposed to put the lump under the grill. Must of took a long time to find all those pieces the size of wings.

    Brampton, Ontario

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