The Adventures of Jae & Trae: Drumsticks

As we were discussing what to smoke next Trae made a great point. Sunday was going to be Super Bowl Sunday. I had to be reminded of this since I do not follow football, like at all. What the Super Bowl means to me is I am one step closer to baseball season. Wanting to take the next step up from doing chicken wings I decided to throw some drumsticks on and get one step closer to a whole chicken and eventually a turkey. Trae was on board so I jumped in.

First up I prepped my wings in the rub the night before. all I do is put them in ziplock bags with the rub and mix the chicken and the rub together. About 30 mins before I want to smoke them I took them out and arranged them on some baking trays and put some more rub on them.


Next up I set Trae to smoke and let them smoke for 1 hour.


After an hour I turned up the heat to 350 and let them go for another hour or an internal them of 165 degrees. Once you hit that they are ready to eat.


I could not wait to bring them in the house so I had to sample one to make sure they came out right. They did so I had another. Then I decided to share these bad boys with other people. I recommend drumstick for and party or event. Pair them with chickens wings and you will have a chicken feast.

Here is the break down:


  • Place drumsticks in a ziplock bag with the rub over night
  • Remove and place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with more rub


  • Smoke for 1 hour
  • Turn up heat to 350 and grill for another hour or when chicken reach 165 degrees


  • Apple wood
  • Rubs, monster rub and Kirkland sweet mesquite rub

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