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rwalters
02-23-2019, 11:28 PM
This was soooo simple but oh so good! I have seen these used quite often over the years, but have never given them a shot... what am I talking about?!?!

Chicken leg holders! Bought 3 of them on Amazon the other day. They arrived yesterday and today they were put to the test.

I used one of my favorite low n slow rubs... Texas BBQ Grand Champion. Liberally seasoned the drumsticks, hung them (about 30 drumsticks) on the holders. Three holders will easily fit on the main grate of the MAK and will hold a total of 36 drumsticks. I am pretty sure I could stuff 4 holders onto the main grate for a total of 48 drumsticks.

I smoked the drumsticks at 200į for 2 hours. At that point they were sitting at an internal temp of 155-160į. It was also at this point that I poured half a bottle off BBQ sauce into a bowl and thinned it a bit w/ apple juice. Removing each drumstick I dunked them one by one into the sauce and rehung. I then kicked the cooking temp up to 300 for about 30 mins... and then up to 350 til done... about another 20 or so mins. They were removed when the average internal temps were probing between 185-192į. Let them rest for about 15 mins and dug in. They were fantastic... some of the best drummies weíve had in a long time.

If you donít have the holders, Iíd encourage you to pick up one or more and give this a shot... I do not think youíll be disappointed as vertically cooked chicken is just not the same as horizontal chicken... lol [emoji846]

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Titch
02-23-2019, 11:32 PM
Now they look great, another thing I need to buy

mytmouz
02-23-2019, 11:35 PM
Those look killer...

Joshw
02-23-2019, 11:38 PM
Those look great! I've thought about buying some of those racks, but I try to avoid anything that require extra clean up. I love to cook, and hate to clean.

Titch
02-23-2019, 11:41 PM
Those look great! I've thought about buying some of those racks, but I try to avoid anything that require extra clean up. I love to cook, and hate to clean.

Got a dishwasher?

pjtexas1
02-23-2019, 11:43 PM
Those look great! I've thought about buying some of those racks, but I try to avoid anything that require extra clean up. I love to cook, and hate to clean.Same here. I have one and never used it. Got it on clearance somewhere. After seeing these i might have to dig it out. :thumb:

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Joshw
02-23-2019, 11:46 PM
Got a dishwasher?

No, I have had them in the past, and didn't care for them. Pretty much anything that is hard to clean, needs to be half washed before you put it in there anyway.

rwalters
02-23-2019, 11:48 PM
Those look great! I've thought about buying some of those racks, but I try to avoid anything that require extra clean up. I love to cook, and hate to clean.



Same here. I have one and never used it. Got it on clearance somewhere. After seeing these i might have to dig it out. :thumb:

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They were really easy to clean. Filled the sink with hot soapy water and soaked them while we ate. After dinner, gave them a light scrub and rinse... and good to go.

sleebus.jones
02-24-2019, 02:44 AM
No, I have had them in the past, and didn't care for them. Pretty much anything that is hard to clean, needs to be half washed before you put it in there anyway.

Maybe with one from the 70's. Nowadays dishwashers actually do what they're supposed to.

Sevengoals
02-24-2019, 03:37 AM
Fantastic!


Great tool.

Bluebird
02-24-2019, 04:25 AM
Awesome cook!

Stingerhook
02-24-2019, 05:33 AM
Which rack is mine?

Av8er
02-24-2019, 06:03 AM
Those look fantastic! As far as dishwashers go, I love mine. It does a really good job on the dishes as well as cleaning the rest of the house. But in all seriousness, we have one but hardly use it. By the time you load and unload, dry the plastic bowls that have water in the lip and whatever else may be wet, it’s faster to wash by hand. Now if your only doing glass stuff it’s easier but anything plastic with a lip or a cup is a pain in the butt.

ModelMaker
02-24-2019, 06:57 AM
I don't know if I could make a whole meal with legs, just not a favorite..
Ed

InThePitBBQ
02-24-2019, 07:01 AM
Those look incredible, color and texture are perfect!

Much of the best chicken I have tasted comes off pellet grills, these are impressive.

gtsum
02-24-2019, 08:00 AM
Those look really, really good!


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jermoQ
02-24-2019, 08:16 AM
WOW those look good! Nice job :clap2:

Rocky Branch BBQ
02-24-2019, 08:23 AM
Hard to beat smoked chicken that has a handle you can eat it with.

jsperk
02-24-2019, 08:53 AM
Perfect looking legs.

I love grand champion rub. Even great on brisket.

rwalters
02-24-2019, 09:14 AM
I don't know if I could make a whole meal with legs, just not a favorite..
Ed



Whatís your preferred poultry cut? I typically go for thighs, but a properly prepped/cooked drumstick is awfully good IMO :)

jasonjax
02-24-2019, 09:26 AM
Clearly this is a troll post because we know that only stick burners can produce quality q. :-P

rwalters
02-24-2019, 09:30 AM
Clearly this is a troll post because we know that only stick burners can produce quality q. :-P



Not a troll and I did burn sticks... sheesh! [emoji849]
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Rib Rub
02-24-2019, 09:37 AM
Maybe I missed it, but what wood did you burn? I have been doing half chickens in the pit barrel lately and I have been using apple as that is all I got. Not sure what most use for chicken.

rwalters
02-24-2019, 09:41 AM
Maybe I missed it, but what wood did you burn? I have been doing half chickens in the pit barrel lately and I have been using apple as that is all I got. Not sure what most use for chicken.



The hopper was filled with LJ Oak pellets for this cook.

bucko
02-24-2019, 10:29 AM
They look great I'm going to ask my wife if I can buy one wish me luck just bought a new Weber kettle 199 dollars on Amazon wish me luck

rwalters
02-24-2019, 10:34 AM
They look great I'm going to ask my wife if I can buy one wish me luck just bought a new Weber kettle 199 dollars on Amazon wish me luck



These were cheap... about $10-11 on Amazon :)

frankenfab
02-24-2019, 10:49 AM
The leg is my favorite part of the chicken to BBQ. I don't do hot wings, I do hot legs instead.

Out of my own ignorance, I'm curious about the final temp. It seems high, but you obviously know what you're doing. Those are great looking drumsticks.

Do you have a link to the leg racks?

SMetroHawkeye
02-24-2019, 11:00 AM
Killer looking cook! Talked me into trying both the rub and the rack!

bschoen
02-24-2019, 11:06 AM
Do you have a link to the leg racks?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CJ6EU36/?coliid=I20JIVE4IZMX14&colid=2FQW4PKGM6UF&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Looks to be the same.

rwalters
02-24-2019, 11:16 AM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CJ6EU36/?coliid=I20JIVE4IZMX14&colid=2FQW4PKGM6UF&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it



Looks to be the same.



Yep, thatís it!

rwalters
02-24-2019, 11:21 AM
The leg is my favorite part of the chicken to BBQ. I don't do hot wings, I do hot legs instead.

Out of my own ignorance, I'm curious about the final temp. It seems high, but you obviously know what you're doing. Those are great looking drumsticks.

Do you have a link to the leg racks?



I have tried bone-in thighs and drumsticks at every internal temp between 175-200į and I find that I MUCH prefer the texture/end result of these two cuts cooked to 185-192į. I also find that I get more consistent compliments from those I am cooking for when taken into this temp range.

Norm
02-24-2019, 11:23 AM
Nice!

I'm a leg man myself but a good thigh rates right up there...

KB BBQ
02-24-2019, 11:58 AM
Nice looking legs Mr. Walters. (Now I feel creepy.)

HogGrog
02-24-2019, 12:03 PM
Drums look great and the skin perfect!

rwalters
02-24-2019, 12:04 PM
Nice looking legs Mr. Walters. (Now I feel creepy.)


Creep! I guess I should be glad that I didnít have a butt cooking too? [emoji15]

kingjman
02-24-2019, 01:16 PM
Chick drums👍 Dishwashers👎

jasonjax
02-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Not a troll and I did burn sticks... sheesh! [emoji849]
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My comment was total sarcasm. I'm a pellethead.:icon_smile_tongue:

rwalters
02-24-2019, 02:01 PM
My comment was total sarcasm. I'm a pellethead.:icon_smile_tongue:



...I know, and so was mine :)

Monte Cristo
02-24-2019, 02:16 PM
Those look incredible.

KevinJ
02-24-2019, 05:53 PM
Nice looking Legs Robb

Bacchus2b
02-24-2019, 07:21 PM
Yep, thatís it!

You had to post the link! I just bought three racks, my kids and their friends love legs.

bbqwilly
02-24-2019, 07:25 PM
That's some excellent looking yardbird.

rwalters
02-24-2019, 07:28 PM
You had to post the link! I just bought three racks, my kids and their friends love legs.



Whatís cool is how affordable it is to feed a group when doing drumsticks... and whatís funny is everyone thinks youíre the drumstick whisperer... :)

Rib Rub
02-28-2019, 07:41 PM
The hopper was filled with LJ Oak pellets for this cook.I don’t have any Oak. Do you like Oak for Chicken? I have not figured out a good wood yet for Chicken. I have only ever done Chicken on my charcoal smokers and use what ever I have. Been using Apple as that is what I have an open bag of. I been ordering Bear Mountain Pellets on Amazon and I am liking them. MAK said they are the pellet that pair best with the grill. IMO Lumber Jack have been fine and BBQ Delight have been good also. But for the price shipped to my door the Bear Mountain have been great. I bought a bag of their gourmet blend mix. I will give that a shot for Chicken and see how that goes. Been using strait Apple for ribs and butts.

https://lignetics.com/collections/bear-mountain-bbq/products/bear-mountain-bbqģ-gourmet-blend-bbq-pellets




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rwalters
02-28-2019, 09:50 PM
I donít have any Oak. Do you like Oak for Chicken? I have not figured out a good wood yet for Chicken. I have only ever done Chicken on my charcoal smokers and use what ever I have. Been using Apple as that is what I have an open bag of. I been ordering Bear Mountain Pellets on Amazon and I am liking them. MAK said they are the pellet that pair best with the grill. IMO Lumber Jack have been fine and BBQ Delight have been good also. But for the price shipped to my door the Bear Mountain have been great. I bought a bag of their gourmet blend mix. I will give that a shot for Chicken and see how that goes. Been using strait Apple for ribs and butts.

https://lignetics.com/collections/bear-mountain-bbq/products/bear-mountain-bbq[emoji2400]-gourmet-blend-bbq-pellets




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Honestly, in my opinion, youíll be just fine with the pellets you have on hand. I can buy Bear Mountain locally for $11 for a 20lb bag. Whatcha getting them for on Amazon?

lantern
02-28-2019, 10:25 PM
It's been a while since I've bought some TBBQ Rub. I went through a LOT of it back in the day. I eat too low carb to enjoy it right this minute, but I may have to put some on order for later after seeing this.




Also, my wife is going to kill the next person that puts another gadget on my list of things to buy.

rwalters
02-28-2019, 10:42 PM
It's been a while since I've bought some TBBQ Rub. I went through a LOT of it back in the day. I eat too low carb to enjoy it right this minute, but I may have to put some on order for later after seeing this.









Also, my wife is going to kill the next person that puts another gadget on my list of things to buy.



We eat low carb as well... this isnít a rub that I use everyday... but when I want a gooood rub I use and enjoy :)

DanB
03-16-2019, 08:43 AM
We eat low carb as well... this isnít a rub that I use everyday... but when I want a gooood rub I use and enjoy :)

Hi Have you Texas brisket rub, if so how was it.
DanB

Maynerd
03-18-2019, 05:51 PM
Great lookin chicken!

rwalters
03-18-2019, 06:10 PM
Hi Have you Texas brisket rub, if so how was it.

DanB



I have, but itís been quite a while. I think I remember liking it... lol. Honestly, I donít think I have ever been disappointed with any of the rubs from them :)

SlowmotionQue
03-18-2019, 08:59 PM
It's been a while since I've bought some TBBQ Rub. I went through a LOT of it back in the day. I eat too low carb to enjoy it right this minute, but I may have to put some on order for later after seeing this.




Also, my wife is going to kill the next person that puts another gadget on my list of things to buy.

She has to find us first.:mrgreen:

SmittyJonz
03-18-2019, 10:14 PM
:thumb:

Pitmaster T
03-19-2019, 01:00 PM
The hopper was filled with LJ Oak pellets for this cook.

distributor?