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NePaSmoKer

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Smoked Whole Chicken
« on: December 06, 2009, 05:45:53 AM »
I got 2 whole chickens to brine and smoke tomorrow.

Got the brine going now.
BASIC

1 Cup kosher salt
2/3 Cup sugar
2 T crab boil

Boil the water, Take off heat and add salt & sugar. Stir until dissolved. Then add whatever you like.






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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 07:36:39 AM »
Mmmm, liquid crab boil.  Love that stuff and when they say concentrated, they're not kidding!

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 09:08:36 AM »
Man you guys have some neat stuff down there. We don't get stuff like the crab boil. I assume it is from the crab shells and parts all boiled to a broth like concotion kind of like chicken or beef broth. Do you use the whole thing or just add to water?
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 09:14:53 AM »
No crabs were harmed in making the crab boil.
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009, 09:18:24 AM »
Ok, so what is it then. Someone suggested I use some for boiling my hotdogs yesterday, but we don't get stuff like that up here, at least not in any store I have ever been in.
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 10:10:26 AM »
but we don't get stuff like that up here, at least not in any store I have ever been in.

In our stores it is usually near the seafood counter.

You could use "Old bay" (Dry) seasoning mix as well, and I think I've seen a (copycat) recipe for it online:

    * 1 Tbsp. ground bay leaves
    * 2-1/2 tsp. celery salt
    * 1-1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    * 1 tsp. ground black pepper
    * 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
    * 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
    * 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
    * 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
    * 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
    * 1 tsp. paprika
    * 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    * 1/4 tsp. ground mace
    * 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 10:33:54 AM »
I got em swimmin in the spa water then tomorrow they get a smokeover  :D  ;D




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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2009, 10:38:43 AM »
nice idea adding the crab boil to the brine.

sounds very interesting.

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 10:56:58 AM »
Is there a water to mix ratio you like or just go by taste.
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 11:21:24 AM »
Is there a water to mix ratio you like or just go by taste.

I just went by taste.

I aint one much to follow what the (cures/brine cops) say to do  ;D


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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2009, 11:27:50 AM »
Well i guess the Mrs aint going to get any chicken, I just got informed that she leaves for Atlanta in the morning for a week  :-\



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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 11:31:54 AM »
I guess you will be eating chicken sammies all week.
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 11:42:16 AM »
she leaves for Atlanta in the morning for a week  :-\

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2009, 12:06:30 PM »
Crab boil is a very intense highly seasoned liquid used to boil, crabs, shrimp, crawfish, HOT DOGS, etc in.  You can also get a dry mix crab boil that you put in with your water but the liquid is so much easier and pakcs a wallop of flavor.  FLBR hits it right when he says you could put Old Bay Seasoning in the water as well.

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 12:26:55 PM »
Well we don't get it here so I am going to make some dry. Thanks for the recipe FLBR now I have a reason to use the Cardamom that has been in the cupboard for years, I don't even know where it came from. And thanks again KY, I am going to put some in the next hotdogs I boil. I hate grilled dogs and boiled is so boring.
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