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Offline dbondy

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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2011, 10:34:47 am »
Great looking hen, I,v also been doing my chicken that way love how tbe finishes it off. Just a tip about tbe try to keep the food inside the basket about 4in off the bottom it will cook more evenly. The bottom has a dead zone and doesn,t cook as evenly. ;)

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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 08:16:50 am »
Bear do you have the leg racks for TBE? I do my chicken legs (15 at a time) this way and they are awesome ;D
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2011, 09:25:58 am »
What is a TBE?

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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2011, 09:50:06 am »
What is a TBE?

TBE= The Big Easy
SRG= Smoker, Roaster, Grill(version of TBE)

http://www.charbroil.com/Series/54-95/The-Big-Easy.aspx
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2011, 11:02:38 am »
Thanks for the link.

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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2011, 06:52:05 pm »
ok ok...umm.what is a big easy?...is it a deep fryer?..that chicken looks great!
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2011, 07:16:06 pm »
ok ok...umm.what is a big easy?...is it a deep fryer?..that chicken looks great!
TBE and SRG are both INFRARED cookers not deep fryers.   They use INFRARED to fry things like turkeys, chickens, ribs, roast and whatever you want to try.

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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2011, 05:51:48 pm »
oohhh.. cool I want one!
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2011, 11:30:50 am »
ok, just bought a chicken  ;D.   so now i need to know how much smoke to put on it.  thanks!!

I saw the three hour in the smoker part, but that sounds like a LOT of smoke for a little bird ;)
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2011, 04:59:32 pm »
I have a question on the TBE, how do they compare to deep frying with peanut oil for flavor?

I have deep fried many of turkeys with peanut oil and I am wondering if you would get the same flavor with a TBE?

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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2011, 05:05:34 pm »
The BE is an oilless cooker. You could rub the bird with peanut oil and even baste it a couple of times if you like. Or you could go with a brined turkey. I had never brined and turkey before Easter so we tried it. It was aewsome and we also smoked it for 2 hours before putting it in the big easy. Best, juiciest, tastiest, turkey I have ever eaten.
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2011, 09:32:01 am »
I have a question on the TBE, how do they compare to deep frying with peanut oil for flavor?

I have deep fried many of turkeys with peanut oil and I am wondering if you would get the same flavor with a TBE?

I deep fried many turkeys in peanut oul befor I bought TBE, in my opinion the bird comes out of the oiless deepfryer tasting better
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2011, 07:14:02 am »
We brined one for easter. I have never brined before. I came out pretty dark coloured which freaked me out. I thought it was way over done and my thermos were wrong. But it was awesome. The flavour was great. I will brine again, but I am juat as happy with a rub of oil and some shake on spices. I have never had a deep fryed, but I don't think I am missing anything. They come out so good how could a deepfryed be better.
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2011, 06:04:13 pm »
I keep seeing these beautiful birds coming out of these oilless fryers and words like just as good as a oil fryer, I guess I am going to have to get me one...
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Re: Smoking a chicken then finishing off in the Big Easy
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2011, 06:23:13 pm »
I keep seeing these beautiful birds coming out of these oilless fryers and words like just as good as a oil fryer, I guess I am going to have to get me one...
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