1st BEERCAN chicken and loaded smokers

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by crownovercoke, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I finally broke down and bought a beer can chicken rack actually a couple lowes had them on clearance for 2.22 each. And today smoked a beer bird, 6 tilapia filets, 8 salmon filets, 14 country style ribs, spicy sausage link 18 abts, and 10 of my new stuffed artichoke hearts (reciepe posted today). here is the pics...



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  2. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Oh I forgot here is the smoker I res"qued" from the thrift store...

    He is happy now
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking Q my friend. With the tilapia, I was wondering what type of wood did you smoke/burn?
     
  4. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The big smoker had hickory and cherry the small smoker with the two tilapia filets had mesquite chunks. hard to tell which was better. I mopped them with EVOO mixed with basil, sage, thyme and garlic. WOW[​IMG]
     
  5. kew_el_steve

    kew_el_steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    How hot was the smoker that had the bird? How long did the bird take?
     
  6. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great lookin Q-view, I love smoked fish.[​IMG]
     
  7. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great looking Bird... I need to try one of them Beer can birds.. do they taste any different then a bird if it was just cook on the grates?
     
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great crownovercoke! Do you ever brine the tilapia before smoking? I have not tried tilapia....just wondering what it tastes like.[​IMG]
     
  9. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    Nice Q-View. I've been wanting to smoke some fish. How often did you baste it?
     
  10. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    COC,

    Thanks for the fix! Great job. [​IMG]
     
  11. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Boy that smoker looks happy with his new home!! Bird looks awesome, I've done a number of beer butt chickens and they are the BEST! Did you brine it first? I did all of mine with a brine, the dry rub, onion and pepper in the neck to help hold in the juices...love them.
     
  12. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks all!! As far as the tilapia I did not brine them I made a brown sugar, paprika, thyme, crushed black pepper and garlic rub and let them sit for 2 hrs then put on the smoke. Basted or mopped it every 30 min. smoked for 2 hrs @ 220*. The bird no did not brine it kind of a last minuite deal finding the holders at lowes. Smoked it for 4.5 hrs at 220 untill internal temp reach 170* It also was basted every 30-45 min.

    Both turn out very tender and moist. Next bird will be brined...
     

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