Smoking chicken drumsticks

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  1. ESOX

    ESOX Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Have 24 drums to smoke. How hot, for how long? Never did any of them before. Thanks.
     
  2. Boardman Brookies

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    I pull the skin off them and season. Then smoke for 275 at 2 hours.
     

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    I'd roll with this.
     
  4. DEDGOOSE

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    Time about 2. Chicken skin crisps at 312. Used to low an slow chicken, not anymore. 325. Chicken turns out great at low temps, skin is rubber
     
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  5. Radar420

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    I agree.

    I know people who will deep fry after smoking to get that crispy skin - and it's awesome - but that's too much effort/clean up for me unless I plan on using the fryer for other things
     
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  6. ESOX

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    I didn't see that I had a reply before I started. I smoked them at 285 (as hot as my electric goes) for two hours. Stuck them in a very hot oven (525) for a few minutes (5-7) till the skin was crispy. Chicken was a tad over done. next time I'll try 15 minutes less in smoker. Thanks guys.
     
  7. Shoeman

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    I've never really had good luck smoking parts.

    Entire chickens, turkeys and Cornish hens, yes.

    Well there's turkey legs.... yum
     
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    I have always went with 220 for 3 hours then bbq sauce and carmelize on grill to crisp up
     
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    My grandkids like lollypops. Take the chicken leg and cut the tendons thru to the bone on the end. Then push the meat up the leg and it looks like a lolly. I smoke them for a while, then put them on the Weber to crisp em up. Pretty hard to screw up a chicken leg!
     
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    I usually go at 325 until the temp on the probe comes up to required temps. If I remember right between 2 and 3 hours. I use 2 pans of wood chips and the skin comes out golden brown and crispy. Color depend on the wood used . This is for chick quarters and I do 10 lbs at a time. Wife vac seals and freezes the unused ones for later
     
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    Thighs are the bomb. I buy a family pak or three when they are on sale for .79/lb at Meijer. Season liberally and smoke at 275 for about 2 hours. Cheap eats that are awesome.
     
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