HELP! Ugrent question. Butterfly before or after brining.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rob sicc, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I have read a lot about smoking chicken.

    I have decided to use the Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine.

    My question is, do I brine the chickens whole or do I butterfly them before brine?

    I'm up late and want to brine before bed.  Just need to know, should I butterfly tonight or tomorrow morning?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well it's a little late now to answer your question, but it honestly doesn't mater from a quality standpoint. I usually do all my cutting before the brine just because it's easier than dealing with a wet, slippery bird afterwards. You'll be fine either way.
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And stock from the bones is better in my humble estimation. I am going to have to try a spatchcocked chicken again some day.
     
  4. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Good point.  I did the cutting before.  I didn't think about handling the chicken after being in the brine.  I just got lucky.  I will cut first brine second going forward.  BTW, the chicken was awesome.  I will build a thread with pictures later tonight,
     

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