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JeremyCampbell

Slow grilling with water pan,BBQ chicken.

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I like using a pan of water in the grill when grilling chicken.The chicken always stays moist this way and has that wet look throughout the whole process.You can leave the chicken on the grill for an hr and not worry about over cooking or drying out this way.

Half side coals and the other half side pan of water.I lay the chicken on the grid in a sun shape this way the meaty side gets the majority of the moisture if your using a smaller pan.I use a wilton oval cake pan and wrap the out side of the pan with foil.Put grill lid on with the top holes half way open.Turn chicken every 8 to 10 minutes.

Btw, I've experimented in the past by adding honey to the water, mix well

Something to add more flavor.

The chicken gets grilled a little darker than the picture below before adding sauce.I've done it this way for a long time with dome or rectangular charcoal grills.

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That looks really good. I just smoked drumsticks for the first time. I did them for a little over an hour, debated myself about the water, but went without it. I finished them on my propane grill. They were still tender. I'll have to try your method now. Thanks for sharing.

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I bought an entry level one at Fleet Farm years ago. It wasn't much of an investment ($100?) and works pretty well. I can see its flaws and can always upgrade in the future if I really get into it. I smoke something probably once per month on average. I just did a 9lb pork shoulder. I pull it and stick most of it into the freezer in small containers that I can grab for BBQd pulled pork sandwiches or for mexican meals.

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For a nice inexpensive charcoal smoker, google Smokey Joe mini WSM. Works great, holds temp beautifully. I already had the Smokey Joe grill for many years. The rest of the stuff was about $55

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Those Mini WSM are the way to go. I've looked into building one and it ends up being a bit over $100 if you don't already have the smokey Joe, the tamale pot is one of the harder things to get ahold of around here.

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I ordered the Vasconia 32 quart tamale pot online at walmart and had it delivered to the store, $20. You can get a Smokey Joe on C'slist pretty cheap. It's a fun little project and works really well. I can cook all I need for my family on it and use the big WSM for cooking for a crowd. I suggest foregoing the dial thermometer, none of them are accurate. The dual probe digital Maverick thermometer works great and unfortunately cost more than my little smoker did.

By the way, it works great for smoking poked eggs! Just a couple chunks of charcoal and a piece of cherry wood on top.

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