Cherry poppin'...with Qview, I hope...

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jcj112562, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Good afternoon, all and sundry...

    Now that I finally have the smoker set up (Masterbuilt XL propane), I am in the process of my first smoke.  Today's lucky victim..err...item is...

    One spatchcocked roasting chicken, from the old guy that feeds them marigold petals..

    This was salted and allowed to dry the skin in the fridge, then a rubdown with EVOO and some pepper.  I am using a minimalist approach to see how that goes.  If all goes well, tomorrow will be baby backs...for actual company.

    I tried to put up the before image of the bird, but alas, got an error...perhaps more later.


  2. This is today's victim...would upload from my phone.

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Spatched chicken if my favorite way to do them. I use a simple rub of garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, no oil. I would recommend that yourun your smoker around 325* so you get a good crispy skin!
  4. @dirtsailor,

    I have the box at 375 to get the skin crispy, and am using one of those A MAZ N tube smokers with pitmasters blend. It seems to be making lovely TBS, and the bird is crackling away in there...not peeking, either. This Maverick wireless thermometer is making it easier not to check in there.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like you are right on track! I have the 12" and 18" AMNTS and use them all the time in my propane smoker. They work great!
  6. spatchcocked victory or bust!!
  7. Well, the thermo hit 163, so I went out and opened up the box of goodness....

    And pulled out this....

    Now for some rest before disassembly and consumption. Not bad looking for a first smoke of anything, if I do say so myself.

  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bird!
  9. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very nice looking. Way to get over the hump ... another monster has been born! WELCOME!
  10. Very nice! :yahoo:
  11. Moist all the way through, a mild smoke flavor, complimented the bird and did not overpower, a lovely first smoke...and yes, a monster is born. After dinner, time to mix up Jeff's rub and get some baby backs ready for tomorrow...perhaps with my homemade zesty peach bbq sauce on the side. We shall see...
  12. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    very impressive and a good lookin' bird! 
  13. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice color on your bird!


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