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Offline FlashOfBlue

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My First Smoke :-)
« on: March 19, 2009, 06:14:42 PM »
Hi Everyone....

I'm simply giddy.  Finished my first smoke today.  I decided late last night to run out to local grocer and pick up a couple of chickens.  I could not wait any longer.  This was too much fun....

Bird bath...Apple Juice Brine made with honey, kosher salt, brown and regular sugar.

The new smoker...barrel loaded with Alder

Bye Bye Birdies

2 hrs of smoke at 230 degrees...another hour at 280...

Another 30+ mins in oven at 325 to crisp and bring to temp (170) et Voila!!

After the brine I decided to go "au natural" as far as a rub goes.  Wanted to try without first then have something to look forward to.  It was awesome.  Cut up pieces of one for dinner.  Plan on chopping the other for sandwiches tomorrow.
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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 06:24:22 PM »
Nice job!

You'll have the inside of that smoker black in no time.
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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 06:59:29 PM »
Nicely done Flash!  8)

Just like a kid in the candy store!

Man... Ya gotta love that feeling!  ;)


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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 11:12:10 PM »
There is nothing like a successfull first smoke to get ya goin on to other things! Start planning your next attack, and of course we just luv pics!

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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 07:18:43 AM »
And yet they looked so peaceful swimming there in the first picture. 

Great first smoke!  Contrats.

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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 07:35:40 AM »
Nice looking breasts! ;)

Your off to a good start. Once your family knows what your up to, you will be doing all the cooking.


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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 11:36:32 AM »
Great looking chickens! I haven't tried a whole chicken yet, only chicken pieces.

That smoker looks awful shiny. I almost needed sunglasses staring at the picture. Don't worry, it'll darken up in no time at all ;D

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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 12:34:42 PM »
Couple of great looking Yardbirds there Flash. Whats next?
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Re: My First Smoke :-)
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 02:52:37 PM »
Good looking birds!!!  ;) Ya done good Flash. :)