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Old 08-19-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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chicken in the wsm, how long?

Hey guys,

I have two 3.5 lb butterflied chickens in the WSM. Seems like the WSM topped out at 300F. How long do you think it would take to cook them at that temp?

If I want to raise the temp, do I add more lit or unlit charoal?

Right now I have a one whole lit weber chimney with 2 apple chunks and a cherry chunk. All vents are 100% open.

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Old 08-19-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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At 300* the chickens depending on size should take about an hour and a half. 300* in my opinion is hot enough, but if you want it hotter, yes, add more lit charcoal.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thanks Larry. They're both about 3.5 lbs each. I figured 325-350 a better temp. But you're the man, and if you say 300, I'll take your word for it.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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I'd add more lit coals. I like to cook chickens hotter for crispy skin. But that's just my two cents.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:27 PM   #5
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Your chicken will be done when the bones wiggle LOOSE in thier socket..not before.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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Crispy skin is what Im trying for. I guess i'll add a little more.

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Old 08-19-2007, 06:23 PM   #7
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Sounds like you be a candidate for whut is sometimes called Smo-fried chicken. Know a couple of old derelict comp bbq types who supposedly partied too hardy on Friday night and awoke with a bad old hangover and not much time to deliver the chicken to the tent on Sat morn. One fella was trying to smoke it whilst the other fella fired up the turkey fryer from where they had been frying turkeys on Friday. They took that slightly smoked chicken down in to the hot grease and wound up hitting 1st Place or so the rumor goes. Now that will give crispy skin. Know a fella who made a life's work of perfecting the phenomenon.

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Old 08-19-2007, 06:29 PM   #8
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hour and a half wasnt long enough....oops! the leg bones did wiggle enough, or so i thought. Split the chicken in half down the breast bone and the juices werent clear. So in the oven they go for a little bit. They sure look good though!
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:59 PM   #9
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Until a leg plumb falls off man!!!
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:36 PM   #10
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Thanks Sapo. Just ate! It was dyn-o-mite!
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