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Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« on: May 15, 2011, 12:00:31 PM »
I had a whole chicken I pulled from the deep freeze. I used my new silicone bands to keep the legs/wings tucked in place and the chicken was placed on the beer can holder. Chicken was rubbed with peanut oil and then Costco's Sweet Mesquite rub. I put the TBE basket in the Bradley and set the PID to convection with 6 pecan pucks at 225F for 2.3 hours. After two hours the IT of the chicken was 128F. I then moved it straight to the TBE for the finish until IT was 158F. Nice crispy skin and juicy smoked meat! Bradley and TBE...what a great combo for chicken ;D

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 03:57:45 PM »
Doesn't get any better than that muebe!!  I'll take a plate of that.
 
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 05:40:34 PM »
Dang..muebe...great lookin chicken, never used a TBE but I am pretty sure there is one in my future... :D
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 06:01:49 PM »
Dang..muebe...great lookin chicken, never used a TBE but I am pretty sure there is one in my future... :D

It will be the best $99 you ever spent ;D
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 06:02:54 PM »

WOW!

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 01:14:42 PM »
Thinking about getting a TBE, how do you like yours?

I have deep fired many turkeys, and my concern is that the TBE would not be able to match that flavor.

My understanding is it uses infrared to fry the bird instead of using oil.  Is that correct?

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 08:04:40 AM »
Good lookin bird muebe, smokefried chicken, dont get any better than that.

Thinking about getting a TBE, how do you like yours?

I have deep fired many turkeys, and my concern is that the TBE would not be able to match that flavor.

My understanding is it uses infrared to fry the bird instead of using oil.  Is that correct?

I havent used my oil fryer sense I got TBE, the only flavor youll miss is the flavor of the oil.

I now rub my birds with peanut oil and yes TBE uses infrared to cook the meat, works GREAT.

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 08:36:31 AM »
Doesn't get any better than that muebe!!

Muebe it does look fantastic

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 08:55:43 AM »
Thinking about getting a TBE, how do you like yours?

I have deep fired many turkeys, and my concern is that the TBE would not be able to match that flavor.

My understanding is it uses infrared to fry the bird instead of using oil.  Is that correct?
Great looking bird muebe!

TBE and SRG are both great cookers and when you team them up with the Bradley it's win win!

I have had many folks tell me my turkeys turn out better in TBE or SRG then in an OIL FRIER!
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 09:28:03 AM »
My brother-in-law has a Turkey fryer and it does turn out moist and delicious from it. But I would not say it is better than a TBE Turkey...

Sure a Turkey fryer can cook a little faster(7 minutes a lb and 10 for TBE) but it takes at least 30 minutes to bring the oil up to temp meanwhile a TBE is ready within a few minutes.

You can put rubs on the fried Turkey but as soon as you drop it in then the rub comes off...TBE the rub stays on the skin.

Cleaning a Turkey Fryer is not fun. Disposing or storage of the oil is a real pain. When you are done with TBE just run it for 15 minutes to burn everything, scrape the bottom of the cooker, and then dump the oil catch...very easy.

The TBE and SRG are so versatile. You can cook ribs, chicken, fish, steaks, and even bake in the thing. Try that with a Turkey Fryer.

I cannot recommend these cookers enough! If you do not have one you should. If you do and have not I hope to change your mind ;)
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 10:22:41 AM »
What muebe said,,,,, except I dont have a brother-in-law.  ;D

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 10:56:42 AM »
Thanks for the info, looks like I will be purchasing one very soon.

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 11:53:31 AM »
Thanks for the info, looks like I will be purchasing one very soon.
Go for the New SRG instead of TBE, you can do a lot more with it.

Believe me I know I have 2 of them  ;D
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 01:20:14 PM »
Does the TBE SRG fry as well, I see it says it Smokes, Roast, and Grills

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 01:37:11 PM »
Does the TBE SRG fry as well, I see it says it Smokes, Roast, and Grills
Yes it's just a larger size but the same cooking concept. It will smoke if you use blocks of wood or the "Tommy Ring" TM with woodm pellets.  This is a 10 to 11 in spring form cake ring that the basket sits on and it will keep wood pellets up on the chamber so they will start to smoke.
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