Two meats at once! - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-03-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
Baby Back


 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 62
Two meats at once!

I will be doing another smoke this Saturday that includes two meats: another pork shoulder ('cuz the wifey liked it SOOOO much last time), and a whole chicken. Should I smoke both at the same start time, or should I do one before the other? My thought is to start the pork shoulder first, then start the chicken. Any input from you guys is always welcomed!
__________________

BuffaloBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:00 AM   #2
Max
Wizard of Que
 
Max's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 1,543
The chicken will take alot less time to smoke, I would suggest starting with the shoulder, then add the chicken later. The chicken should take about 3 hours or so depending on how you're cooking it (spatch cocked, whole, pieces). Well that is what it takes for me. Chicken is usually cooked at a higher temperature as well.
__________________

__________________
Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited
Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker
Weber Spirit E-320 Propane
Weber One-Touch Silver 22-1/2"
Weber Jumbo Joe 18"
Weber Smokey Joe Gold 14"
Fully Functional UDS 22.5" Dual Layer
Max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:06 AM   #3
Baby Back


 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max View Post
The chicken will take alot less time to smoke, I would suggest starting with the shoulder, then add the chicken later. The chicken should take about 3 hours or so depending on how you're cooking it (spatch cocked, whole, pieces). Well that is what it takes for me. Chicken is usually cooked at a higher temperature as well.
Was gonna smoke it whole. Is there any danger by cooking it at 250-ish?
BuffaloBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
Max
Wizard of Que
 
Max's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 1,543
No it will just take longer, and the skin will not be crisp. One way I have learned to get some crispy skin is to rub in a couple tablespoons of oil, and on top of that add a couple tablespoons of kosher salt.
__________________
Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited
Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker
Weber Spirit E-320 Propane
Weber One-Touch Silver 22-1/2"
Weber Jumbo Joe 18"
Weber Smokey Joe Gold 14"
Fully Functional UDS 22.5" Dual Layer
Max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:54 AM   #5
Saint O'Que
 
Bob In Fla.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: O-Town, Florida
Posts: 1,115
Some people have been known to cook 4 different "types" of meat at the same time...BBQ contests.

(I hate to say this, it's so hard to do...) Max is correct about the yard bird. It'll take longer at the lower temperature (not as long as the pork) and the skin'll be rubbery at the lower temperatures but it'll be very good and just as safe.

Just have fun with it!
__________________
The Battle Wagon used on the BBQ Pitmasters Show "Chicken Wang, Chicken Wang, Chicken Wang" NOW lives in O-Town, Floriddy
Stump's Smoker "Baby" (Pretty in Pink)
Stump's Smoker "Tailgater"
Stump's Smoker "Monster" (01/08/2013)
Weber Smokey Joe (Homer Simpson Edition Mini BGE
Bob In Fla. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 10:02 AM   #6
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
bigwheel's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Foat Wuth
Posts: 9,951
If your sure you want to leave the bird whole be sure and cook it breastes side down the entire time. Also if you plan to stack the meat the pecking order is: Pork on top..beef next..then chicken..possums etc. on the very bottom. Depending on your pit the logistics might require removing the butt so you can take out the chicken when it gets done..then putting the butt back on alone to finish. If you can spread them out on the horizontal axis should be no problem. Let us know how it turns out.
bigwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #7
Max
Wizard of Que
 
Max's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 1,543
HA HA, thanks for the vote of confidence there Bob!
__________________
Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited
Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker
Weber Spirit E-320 Propane
Weber One-Touch Silver 22-1/2"
Weber Jumbo Joe 18"
Weber Smokey Joe Gold 14"
Fully Functional UDS 22.5" Dual Layer
Max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 08:39 PM   #8
Moderator
 
bbquzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newark, OH & Indian River, MI
Posts: 5,011
Sounds like these folks have you covered.
__________________

__________________
Buzz Price
WSM 18.5 WSM 22.5 Performers, Black & Green Q 300 Gasser
KCBS Certified Judge #53267
bbquzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.