And So It Begins! And How it ends, the final product (Q-View)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Let the good smoke roll!!!
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What are we cooking today?
     
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

     I know it will be good![​IMG]. Watching.

      Mike
     
  4. [​IMG]Case[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I thought you were out of control[​IMG]

    David
     
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin fence behind yas.......
     
  6. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's the fence to the veggie garden to keep all the the tasty critters out!
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I wish that was the fence to veggie garden!!!!

    A bit of a teaser for ya all...



    Raining, thunder, windy, nothing gonna stop this smoke!
     
  8. Case

    that is looking good.

    David
     
  9. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Very nice color on those quarters Case!!!
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.
     
  11. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    man.. save me one.. I'll be there in a couple of days (maybe)... LOL
     
  12. Great looking plants and the quarters look fantastic!!!
     
  13. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    What the lovely lady said ^^^^^ ;)
     
  14. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I learned Case how to get that color;) Looking GOOD!
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So I did another experiment to see if my injecting theory was true. On small cuts of chicken, such as wings you can inject them and get flavor into the meat and still end up with a crispy skin. A few smokes ago I injected half of a chicken (Some like it hot some not). One thing that happened with that smoke was I wasn't able to get the skin to crisp up. Something I attributed to the extra moisture from the injection. I wanted to cook these quarters Scarbelly style for pulled chicken buffalo sandwees. I injected them up with Frank's, and Cajun Butter. One of the quarters I injected with bbq sauce (the boys don't like it hot!) So these smoked up the same as I always do, but no crispy skin!!! Even after searing direct rubber, rubbery, goo. I have concluded that the additional moisture from the injection leads to rubbery skin! NO more Injection for me unless it's wings!!!!


    Wasted some of this on the rubbery skin I had to throw out!





    Whatcha cooking Dad??


    Cherry TBS!!!


    Into the smoke they go.


    See that shine? Yeah that's moisture turning the skin into rubber!


    Lets see if a direct grill will fix things up.


    Flipped


    MMMM BURNT RUBBER!!!!!


    Still burnt rubber!!! This skin is gone! Another thing that I found is that all the moisture produced a ton of steam and even though I had great TBS the skin had a creosote flavor. NO more injecting whole or large cuts of chicken for me!
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  16. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yep I believe you're correct on the excess moisture at the skin. It's impossible to reach the crisping temp on the skin if you have evaporative cooling keeping it way below where you want it..... It was like cooking it at 250 or less degrees vs 325 on the surface.

    I know the meat was still tasty though.... Case look at my last chicken.. I'll try to find it but the skin was missing from half of the beast and it came out looking like it had crispy skin there. Gotta love cooking birds over hot coals!
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Haven't touched it yet! Smoked yesterday for pulled sandwees this evening. I'm sure it will be great!
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like to experiment, even when they aren't complete success!
     
  19. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit


    Case here it is... The whole top of the breast skin was missing! 
     

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