1. BenM

    Apricot BBQ Sauce

    Good morning all. Here is the recipe for my apricot bbq sauce 6 ounces of apricot preserves (MUST be preserves) 1 cup of ketchup 1/2 can of root beer soda (amount is based upon how thick/thin you want the sauce to be) 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons...
  2. B

    Mid-week Dinner & Weekend Lunch

    Got home from work on Thursday and decided to fire up the 22" kettle for a little dinner. Lit about 3/4 chimney of Kingsford Pro and added some unlit coals for good measure. Then crammed some legs on the indirect side of the cooking grate After the legs were done, I add a few more...
  3. Grant Cunningham

    What, in your mind, is "barbecued chicken"?

    I've traveled to many different BBQ regions in the U.S. and tasted all of the major styles, and it seems that everything is about beef and pork. What little chicken is made is almost an afterthought; sausage seems to get more respect. Don't get me wrong, I like brisket and spareribs, but I also...
  4. John K BBQ

    Rotisserie Chicken on the WSM in the drizzle

    I’ve been wanting to do a Rotisserie chicken on the WSM for quite a while. Earlier this week Wednesday looked like the “day of days”, 54F and sunny so I committed to doing it. Yesterday I picked out the bird. I lovingly seasoned it up with Penzey’s Northwoods and olive oil, under the skin, above...
  5. Bill Hall

    BBQ Chicken Temp

    I've been hitting ribs hard lately to try different techniques and need a break from pork. I plan on cooking either a spatchcocked bird or halves. I would usually cook this in my kettle but want to try it in the WSM. I am curious to see if it gives it a little different flavor profile since the...
  6. J

    Bombay Chicken Wings

    DH made these last week. The recipe calls for them to be baked in the oven. I am going to post recipe as written, but I will tell you now, DH grilled them, and they were delicious!!!!!!! Bombay Chicken Wings 1 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds 5 1/2 lbs. chicken wings (about 30) 1 1/2 TB minced fresh...
  7. M Craw

    Thighs on the Kettle w/ Vortex

    I had never done thighs on the Vortex before... Looks like I'll never be doing them any other way again. Enjoy! We sure did. :cool:
  8. Michael C.

    Santa Fe Coffee Rub Chicken Thighs

    I wanted to try out my Project smoke Santa Fe Coffee rub, bought some boneless chicken thighs. Grilled them directly over Kingsford coals. Flipped them a few times. The rub tasted great!!! I am really happy with the rubs that I bought recently. I also sold my Canon Rebel XSi and upgraded to the...
  9. Michael C.

    First time spinning a bird

    With Spring here, it's time to get back to smoking and grilling! First time spinning a bird on my Onlyfire brand Rotisserie. I rub the bird with canola oil, then heavy with Island Spice herb rub. I used two chucks of Maple wood for smoke and let her turn. It smelled great while cooking. Once off...
  10. Michael C.

    Scored 40 lbs. Lump Charcoal for less the $10 Bucks!

    What a nice surprise! My local grocery store had a 40 lb. bag of lump charcoal marked down for $8.50, with a small tear in the bag. I grabbed it right away! It was a heavy bag taking it to my car. Awesome deal. I grilled up a simple meal of boneless chicken thighs along with some corn. Tasty...
  11. JSchlegelmilch

    Recipe Cards from the Store

    My daughter loves bringing home recipe cards from our local grocery store. We decided to give a few of them a try. The latest were for Cajun Grilled Chicken and Moroccan Carrots (also did some potatoes to round out the meal). Here is how it went: Everything came out awesome! A...
  12. Dave Z

    How many whole chickens?

    I am having a large party at my place and want to cook multiple whole chickens. I will probably rig up an extra shelf between the top and bottom shelves to give me another rack. I have a WSM 22.5. I am thinking I can get at least 12 chickens in there and I will monitor temp of the chickens...
  13. Michael C.

    Saturday night Kabobbs

    Simple dinner, grilled over lump charcoal, hope everybody is having a great weekend! Here are the pics! Lump charcoal On grill They are done Time to eat!
  14. Michael C.

    Guava wood arrived!!!!

    Several years while visiting Kauai, I came across a little shack called Chicken in a Barrel. It was one the BEST chicken I have ever tasted!!! It was tender, juicy, and just had an amazing perfect smoke flavor to it! Asked the guy behind the counter what kind of wood they use, he told me it was...
  15. RickS

    "Basic BBQ Chicken" vs. Beer Can Chicken

    I'm having 25-ish employees/guests tomorrow night for an annual work party, and I am going to do beer can chicken. Last year, I did three spatchcocked with the basic BBQ chicken method, and results were great. We are having a few more guests this year and I don't have room to do four that way...
  16. Michael C.

    BBQ Chicken dinner

    Last night, got an early start for Labor Day weekend, and decided to do a simple chicken dinner. I pounded two large chicken breast to even thickness, seasoned them, grilled the direct. Added corn and wrapped potatoes in foil as not to burn them. Added KC Spicy bbq sauce at the end. Dinner...
  17. Douglas B

    Need help with fitting all this meat!

    Hey Smokers! So I need some assistance. I've owned my WSMs for about a year and would consider myself a novice but definitely know my way around the smokers. I think I may have bit off a bit more than I can chew with a party I'm throwing tomorrow. Here's what I got... 1- 22" WSM 1- 18" WSM 1-...
  18. Mark Barton

    First Real Cook - Basic Chicken

    Last week I spent time seasoning my WSM 18.5. I cooked bacon, ground pork, and a huge fattie of Jimmy Dean sausage. This week I officially started with real BBQ! I followed the recipe for Basic Chicken listed on the Virtual Weber Bullet -
  19. Danny C's

    How much chicken on the 14" WSM?

    Morning All, I'm curious how much chicken folks have been able to fit on a 14" WSM at once and how you have it cut up and arranged. Also curious for those that are using a maverick thermometer for pit temp, seems like it takes up a lot of space on the grate in order to make sure the tip of...
  20. Michael C.

    Peach Apple wood Smoked Chicken

    Tonight, I bought a whole chicken at $.89 lb, great deal! Grilled this bird indirect using a mix of apple and peach wood for the smoke. Seasoned it with some great tasting Turkey rub from Spice Island. It took about 1 1/2 hr for the bird to come up to 165F. Rested under foil for about 20-25...