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Thighs and Legs?

Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,230
edited 6:46PM in EggHead Forum
I was going to throw some of these pieces of chicken on the egg. Should I do them direct, raised grate?


  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Yup..400* ;)
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,230
    Thank you. My comfort cork has always been indirect but I guess I will venture out and try direct. Thanks again
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Mark, I inject them with creole butter and cook indirect at 375-400. I use Rib Stars for Chicken if you can find that rub. Let them dry out a little in the fridge for a crispier skin.
    No wood chucks, just the lump smoke.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    They will work either way, experiment!
    Drumsticks work really well in one of those vertical racks direct. I tend to get crispier skin with thighs indirect, both at 400 :P
    After a year, I have still not settled on a "go to" way, but I am working on it, and its never been bad, some just not as good :P

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,230
    Thanks, ok problem #2. I took them out of the freezer when I went to work and they are still a little bit frozen, with they be ok on the egg anyways?
  • field handfield hand Posts: 420
    I try to keep it simple with 400* direct at gasket level. Use EVOO, pepper, garlic powder, and any other rubs, etc, you like. Normally takes about 45-50 minutes. I just use lump charcoal. Seems to work ok for us.

    Marthasville, MO
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,230
    I have an injector just nothing really that great to inject it with. Any common spices I could use to make up one?
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I like to do dark meat pieces indirect with a drip pan. They are fattier than white meat and the fat dripping on the coals makes a nasty tasting smoke. -RP

  • GolfnutGolfnut Posts: 144
    Our favorite way to do chicken thighs is raised direct at 250 dome for about two hours. Turn every 20 minutes.
  • Judy's EggJudy's Egg Posts: 104
    I do thighs raised direct @ 375.
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    The creole butter comes with an injector. If you can't find it. Use melted butter and spices of your choice.

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