One of the easier things to cook.
Buy a Roasting or frying chicken.
Split it in half.
Pat it dry with paper towels.
Apply BBQ rub.
Set up grill for indirect grilling.
Fill chimney up with unlit coals and dump two thirds of the unlit coals banked on one side of the charcoal grate.
Get the remaining third of the coals going in the chimney
Once chimney coals are ready, dump them on top the unlit coals
Place a sheet of tin foil on opposite side of charcoal grate to collect the dripping chicken fat (and make cleanup of the grill a breeze)
Put the cooking grind in place.
Wait for grill to reach 350.
Lay your chicken halves with larger sides closest to the coals. Make sure the chicken is over the tin foil.
Place a couple of chunks of wood on your charcoal for smoke. I used B&B Pecan.
Insert temp probe in thickest parts of the breast and replace the lid. grill should be running between 350-385
When chicken reaches 145 internal rotate the chicken 180 degrees so other side is facing the coals and mop with your favorite BBQ sauce
Chicken is done at 165 degrees internal temp.
Perfect grill for reverse searing a couple strip steaks.
What I’ve learned in grilling steaks is that it’s not necessary to sear the fuck out of them right from the get go. In fact the steaks don’t have to be on the grates from start to finish. Best results having the coals to one side, vents half way open and let thick cut steaks come up to about 20 degrees from desired temp offset the coals then take the steak completely off the grill for at least five minutes. Open all the vents get the coals glowing and then place them back on the grill over the coals. Criss cross hash marks and probing with instant read thermometer til 5 degrees from desired temp. Rest again. Done perfectly.
Started the coals on the Performer, set up the smoker using the minion method with Apple wood chunks and cherry chips. Dumped 12 lit coals into the center of the charcoal basket and let smoker climb to 200 before closing all three bottom vents 75% shut and leaving the top vent wide open.
Pork Butt hit the smoker around 8:50PM.
The temps will be monitored by the Maverick 733 remote thermometer. At 9:17PM the Grate temp is 261.
Woke to check temps on the smoker and she was cruising along at 223 grill grate temp. The butt internal temp at 190 degrees.
4:45AM Pork button internal temp is 196 degrees, she will be taken off the smoker, double wrapped in foil and placed in a cooler til game time when the internal temps hit 200. I haven’t opened the lid on the Weber Smokey Mountain once.
5:23AM after being on the @webergrills Smokey Mountain Smoker since 9PM as the night and the #Porkbutt is ready to rest.