Chicken Drumsticks Smoked- How To Recipe Brown Sugar Rub | 09.16

Chicken Drumsticks Smoked- How To Recipe Brown Sugar Rub | 09.16

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Chicken Drumsticks Smoked- How To Recipe Brown Sugar Rub | BBQ Love 09.16

6 pounds of chicken drumsticks
About 2 oz’s of your favorite brown sugar rub
Prep time: about 15 minutes
Cook time about 1.5 hours

Layout your thawed drumsticks, shake on your rub or seasoning onto the drummers. Let the rub adhere to the chicken.
Get the smoker up to 275F- 300F. This temperature seems to be best for poultry. Lower temperatures like 225F-250F that is usually best for briskets and pork.  250F seems to make the poultry skin a bit tough like leather.

Smoke the chicken drumsticks the entire time. You can over smoke meat.  How long do you smoke chicken drummers?  At about 1.5 hours of total cooking/smoke time you are fine for your chicken drumsticks.

Here is a propane gas vertical water smoker.
Add dry (not wet) hickory and apple wood chunks. Chunks last longer than chips. Wet wood has been debunked. It takes energy to turn the moisture into steam. You want to see a light blue smoke coming from the smoker. Not a heavy white smoke.

A smoker Mod tip is to use pans of play sand in your smoker. The play sand acts as a thermal mass. This is basically the same principle as a stone deck in a pizza oven. It takes time and energy to heat up. This will help regulate and keep the temperature steady in the smoker. Therefore it is particularly useful for when it is cold and windy. When you are passionate with the BBQ Love you want to BBQ all year round and this will help. There is nothing more stressful than your meat taking too long, and getting unevenly cooked or even dried out.

Add Water to the water/ drip pan.
Always use a thermometer in your meat. Temperature tells you when it is done. The time may vary based on a number of variables. Weight of meat, surface area of meat in the smoker, outside air temperature, wind, etc.
Chicken (poultry) is done with an internal temperature of 165F (74C). This will take about 1.5 hours.

Cover the Smoked Chicken Drummers (legs) with a foil tent right after cooking for about 15 minutes before serving. This will help distribute the juices evenly in the meat and make it more enjoyable.

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