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Newsmoke

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Burnt skin
« on: July 05, 2022, 06:00:23 PM »
Smoked two chicken halves.  Chicken was fine, but ended up with a black bark crust. Maybe it was the mustard and rub combo. ?

Newsmoke

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Re: Burnt skin
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 06:02:54 PM »
Also early in smoke I had what I call a smoke explosion. Lots of smoke out the hole and door. Only lasted a few seconds. Maybe too much wood chunks.

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Re: Burnt skin
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 06:41:23 PM »
Belching is caused by the wood gasses combusting in box. Do you have charcoal left over in wood box or only ashes.
The one time I had a black skin was when I used too much wood and ti caught on fire.
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Re: Burnt skin
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 07:21:27 PM »
Yes I did have leftover wood chunks. Probably too much wood.

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Re: Burnt skin
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 09:17:49 PM »
I don't think the belch charred the skin.  Most likely it was a combination of rub and smoke.
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Re: Burnt skin
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2022, 07:27:45 AM »
I agree with Old Sarge -- the combustion issue usually happens in the first heating cycle and my guess is that the fire is extinguished quickly with the strong exhale of smoke.   When I have experienced this, the belch occurs and then I return to normal smoke - always on the first heating cycle.     Did you have the chickens too close to the wood box (I try not to use the lowest rack)?   I don't know how much wood you used, but my bet would be the rub mixture.
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