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Offline _Bear_

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Brining and smoking a chicken
« on: October 24, 2010, 10:54:33 am »
Hi guys. I threw together a brind last night and put the chicken in for 12 hrs.  This morning I rinsed it, let it dry the made sauce of italian dressing, peanut oil and various spices and brushed it on. then filled the cavity with sliced up lemon and limes. Going to smoke for 2 hrs @ 220* with Maple and  then leave in untill an internal temp of 170*f. Never done a chicken befor, so we will see how it turns out.Will post back when I pull it out.



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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 10:58:28 am »
Good to see ya _Bear_.

Should be a moist chick.

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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 11:29:28 am »
With the patina inside that smoker, it's hard to believe you haven't tried a chicken yet. I guarantee it won't be the last ;D

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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 12:03:21 pm »
2.5 hrs in, internal temp 120*



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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 03:20:58 pm »
In a  word........AWSOME





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Re: Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 03:34:05 pm »
Looks great!

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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 03:43:28 pm »
Great looking bird there Bear!  How did that lemon/lime cavity stuffing work out?
 
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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 03:49:02 pm »
Great looking bird there Bear!  How did that lemon/lime cavity stuffing work out?
Suprisingly well. The meat had a vey light/mild citrus taste to it. It was my sister's idea and it works well. I have reformed my sister and one brother and they both own Bradlys now as well LOL. Still wworking on my oldest brother, but he does not visit often, but next time I will put on a spread.
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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 04:33:21 pm »
Heck Yeah that looks awesome!
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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 05:37:36 pm »
That's a great looking bird.  Very nicely done.
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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 05:48:41 pm »
Great looking Yardbird Bear!!

Looking at the top of your S/G, it is time my friend. Time to open that bad boy up and clean it out. I had one that looked similar even started having problems feeding pucks until I cleaned it.
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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 08:10:03 pm »
Great looking Yardbird Bear!!

Looking at the top of your S/G, it is time my friend. Time to open that bad boy up and clean it out. I had one that looked similar even started having problems feeding pucks until I cleaned it.

I have gotten into a habit of "Dusting" my pucks before entry to help with the loose wood chips.

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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 09:27:19 am »
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I have gotten into a habit of "Dusting" my pucks before entry to help with the loose wood chips.

Is this just a matter of blowing off any loose bits on the pucks?

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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 09:48:42 am »
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I have gotten into a habit of "Dusting" my pucks before entry to help with the loose wood chips.

Is this just a matter of blowing off any loose bits on the pucks?
Pretty much
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Re: Brining and smoking a chicken
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 10:59:49 am »
Well, it is  raining and  snowing here, so that means  no work untill it dries up or freezes up, so I think I will  clean up that smoke  generator. Thanks Tenpoint5
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