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Offline Hopefull Romantic

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2009, 03:41:34 PM »
Nepas did you cool the brine before placing te chicken in it. I know you said you put it in the spa water. But I just want o make sure

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2009, 07:58:04 AM »
Nepas did you cool the brine before placing te chicken in it. I know you said you put it in the spa water. But I just want o make sure

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2009, 09:27:54 AM »
Dumb question of the day ......
Are brines supposed to be boiled before use?
I have always just mixed components together and dumped away
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2009, 09:29:31 AM »
I don't believe the boiling is a safety thing.

It is easier to get the salt (and other items) to dissolve in hot water.
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2009, 11:49:13 AM »
FLB is right, it just lets the salt and sugar desolve faster but you need to cool the brine down to the mid 30s before you add the barn birds


Its cold today, smoker having a time getting past 220* so i had to improvise some  ;D

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2009, 12:25:16 PM »
Oh no Tim taylor.... I mean Nepas has turbo charged his bradley! ;D ;D
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2009, 12:42:33 PM »
uh..........ohhhhhhhhhhhh :D

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2009, 03:00:19 PM »
The kids are done  ;D










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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2009, 03:59:24 PM »
ok nepas how did you pump up the volume on the Bradley.
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2009, 04:08:39 PM »
ok nepas how did you pump up the volume on the Bradley.


Oh now i dont want to give away all my most precious smoking secrets  ;D  :D

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2009, 04:13:30 PM »
NePaSmoKer, you are the smokin man that is for sure.

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2009, 04:14:05 PM »
That is some might fine looking chicken Nepas!!!!
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2009, 04:29:10 PM »
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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That yard bird looks gooood, never thought of using crab boil, but have used most every thing thats in the boil in some of my brines.

Also I feel that boiling the brine helps bring out the flavor of the dried spices.

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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2009, 04:59:45 PM »
We don't want the recipe for a "everlastinggobstopper" just everything else. ;D ;D
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Re: Smoked Whole Chicken
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2009, 05:55:02 PM »
The secret is that i put pellets on the puck burner.


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