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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2009, 12:50:20 pm »
Doc you just missed out on the So Cal Smokeout. If your still wanting a get together there is a Midwest Smokeout being planned for Memorial day weekend.

No kidding?  Was it one of those events that you bring your smoker and cook on site, or just bring the "goods" to get judged?

Midwest?  Perhaps I'll wait for another OC Smokeout.  I have family back there and am lucky to get there once a year to see them.  Got lots of other travel destinations I have been putting off, so time is just not on my side.

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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2009, 08:42:42 pm »
We will be doing another here in a month or two I suspect.  The So Caler's just like Q and gettin together.  There are a few of us with-in driving distance and have gotten together on 4 different occasions as a good sized group.

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=6168.msg59149#msg59149

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=8475.msg91742#msg91742

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=8751.msg91822#msg91822

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=6580.75
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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2009, 09:41:35 am »
We will be doing another here in a month or two I suspect.  The So Caler's just like Q and gettin together.  There are a few of us with-in driving distance and have gotten together on 4 different occasions as a good sized group.

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=6168.msg59149#msg59149

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=8475.msg91742#msg91742

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=8751.msg91822#msg91822

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=6580.75


Thanks Gizmo!!  It took me a while to look through those posts.  It looks like a great time.

One thing I don't get though...  What is the deal with the tea bags?  Or is it like a secret handshake that can't be discussed here???   :o

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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2009, 09:55:55 pm »
That is the secret of La Quinta trying to hypnotize Westexasmoker to not use mesquite.
Little known but to only a small handful of pixies, it has backfired and reversed itself onto her.  I think she has dumped out all her other flavors and now only uses mesquite and the reverse hypnosis was so powerful, she doesn't realize which is why she hasn't told anyone, but the pixies know.   ;D 
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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2009, 10:19:14 pm »
For Cowgirl,
Here is my take on your ladies in the hot tub.

Ladies Naked




All dressed up.




With makeup on.



Cornish Game Hens, butter and garlic under the skin,
Seasoned, beer bath under the pan.
These were so moist they were dripping wet inside.

Next time I'll do this on a weekend and they will go in the smoker like I wanted to do to begin with.



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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2009, 03:59:26 am »
That looks delish Gizmo!
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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2009, 04:23:27 am »
Those look wonderful Gizmo!
ps: I love your counter top too :)
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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2009, 08:06:26 am »
For Cowgirl,
Here is my take on your ladies in the hot tub.

Ladies Naked

Cornish Game Hens, butter and garlic under the skin,
Seasoned, beer bath under the pan.
These were so moist they were dripping wet inside.

Next time I'll do this on a weekend and they will go in the smoker like I wanted to do to begin with.




My my....   *blushing*


Thanks for the insight into the tea bags.  I'm glad it wasn't the other thing I was thinking about.   ;D

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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2009, 09:32:48 am »
Did the recipe start out  -  "Lift and separate?"

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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2009, 06:40:45 pm »
Beautiful birds Gizmo!! They look very tasty too.  :)

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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2009, 07:53:57 pm »
Those look wonderful Gizmo!
ps: I love your counter top too :)
Carolyn

Full Slab.  The boy always wanted to have a party here and use it for beer pong.  NOT

Did the recipe start out  -  "Lift and separate?"

Shakespeare


Yes if you consider Spatchc0cking "Lift and separate"
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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2009, 01:10:18 pm »
Giz them spatched birds look perty darn good!!
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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2009, 07:05:26 am »
Cowgirl

Took your idea about sausage under the skin and ran with it this weekend.  Did a yardbird.  Only sausage I had on hand was some Echrich Chipotle flavored sausage.  Sliced it up and slid it under the skin - easier to do than I imagined.  Stuffed the cavity with onion and rubbed it with some Tone's rosemary chicken rub and smoked it in my Bandera with oak lump and hickory splits.  Skin turned out nice and crispy.  And the sausage kept the breast moist.  Very tasty bird.  I was going to take some after pics, but I put it on the counter after taking it off the racks and before I could get around to taking a pic - somebody had already done some sampling and was not a pretty sight - tasty, but not pretty.

Unless others around the house tell me differently, this is likely to be a common way of smoking yard bird from now on!  Thanks Cowgirl!


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Re: Game Hens
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2009, 08:51:25 am »
Caney that sounds great! I like your idea of using chipotle sausage... I will give it a try. Thanks!!  I'm so glad it turned out well for you.  :)


I made a spatchocked turkey with sausage under the skin on my drum smoker for deer season/ Thanksgiving.... and had the same problem as you.
When I stepped outside for a few minutes, someone dug into the turkey before I could get a picture.  ;D