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Old 02-28-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default 1st Smoked Chicken on the Char-griller (w/Q-view)

Just finished up some chicken quarters and a beer can chicken on the Char-griller. Everything came out wonderful. I did have a heck of a time keeping the temp up above 225 though. I can't wait to get my UDS built so I don't have to babysit the smoker!

Anyway, here's my first attempt at some Q-view. Click-able thumbs below.

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Old 02-28-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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Them chickens look great. If you were cooking at 225 according to the chargriller stock thermometer then you should know that you were probably actually cooking at more like 300

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Old 02-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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Looks mighty good to me.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #4
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good looking bird there Mirage Man.
my first smoker was a Char-griller. I used it for several years,now mostly just as a grill.
i have two bits of advice -
1. don't trust the factory thermometer.............you may well have been at a higher temp than it read.
2. get that UDS built - i built mine in July, and have run a lot of great food through it.
The UDS is the reason my Char-griller feels neglected. It is so much easier to use, and so much more fuel-efficient, there is almost no comparison between the two.

Dang good looking chicken, really.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thats some fine looking chicken, you did a good job. The UDS is great just get it set to temp and walk away, you'll like it. I haven't posted any prone yet but been using mine for a few weeks now. turned out some awesome pp yesterday
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:55 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I have 2 River Country thermometers, one at each end of the lid just above grate level. I eventually set up a fan blowing into the fire box to goose the temps. That did the trick but what a pain!
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:57 PM   #7
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Nice job on them yardbirds.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:10 PM   #8
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Great looking Chicken. I got so tired of trying to maintain the temp on my char-griller duo, I sold it, and bought a WSM, and have not looked back since.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:32 PM   #9
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Looks good!
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