Putting the mini through it's paces. Negative 51 windchill and running a spatchcock @ 350

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by fwismoker, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit


    First i got a hot fire going with RO lump charcoal



    Prepped the bird and seasoned with a jerk all pupose rub


    Got the mini up and running in about 20 minutes.  After a couple temp spikes (small fire) from having too much air open i settled it into 350* for the cook.   


    Snow dogs...didn't want to go inside. 


    bundled up for the cold smoke!


    Pulled the bird @ 165



    Incredibly juicy even though i forgot to inject like i planned.  The thighs just fell apart.  Oh my she was tasty.


    The spot where she sat...nice and dry. lol

    Thanks for lookin...now go start cookin (as Denis would say)
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice work Keith!
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Forgot to mention, 50° here no wind, thinking about putting on shorts!
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Stunning meal and a great way to embrace a cold day!

    Disco
     
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    LOL, i could but i woudn't be out there too long.    Actually it's good if you have warm boots, mittens and a face mask.. lol    Gotta keep the extremities warm!
     
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    If someone ever says their WSM, UDS or mini can't get up to temp i call BS...ha ha     They all can do it....if you can do it. [​IMG]
     
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Disco, hope your staying warm up there....been hearing about those cold quakes, crazy!
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Actually, that is east of here in the prairies. Surprisingly, here in the mountains, it hasn't been that cold. We spent a week with highs one or two degrees above freezing and it is only minus 5 C (about 22 F) at the moment. Almost balmy! You guys are way colder at the moment.
     
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Dang Disco, that surprises me.  22 degrees is a cake walk... ha ha [​IMG]
     
  10. c farmer

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

    I would take 22 right now.
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can always tell a man who enjoys his smoke!

    It chilly here, I just closed the water valve to the barn and garden and drained what I forgot to get yesterday while it was warm. I have lived in much colder places than here, but ya dressed for it! AND the furnace was bigger and the fireplaces still worked..>>LOL

    Bundle up guys!
     
  12. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice bird! We have the same weather here. Thank God for the remote probe thermometers!
     
  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    LMAO,   i did have the Mav transmitter facing outward and the display froze....so i had to hang it on the inside of my reflectix sleeve so it had a little heat to stay unfrozen. haha   good stuff!
     
  14. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very cool (and very cold) keith! I like the last pic of the melted snow/ice!
    Stay warm brother!
     
  15. humdinger

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

    Nice job Keith, excellent skin....

    Just did two cornish hens myself.(Though my propane smoker does make things a pinch easier.) This cold is no joke though. Kids got school off today (Monday) for snow and again tomorrow for the cold. Forecasted low for my area tonight is -12, (the record is -5.) Tomorrow it's only going to get up to around 2 degrees. Eesh!
     
  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the bird Keith, now nobody can question your dedication to your smokin'. That's dedicated, looks like you was headed ice fishing not smokin' a bird. Again looked very tasty. Justin
     
  17. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks Mikey...enjoy the chill y'all are getting!   It's gotta suck for you guys.  [​IMG]
    Thanks Justin!   Heck, i would have done some ice fishing...then Q'd em up!
     
  18. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My display outside was weak and hard to read but inside the house it was working great.
     
  19. fritzmonroe

    fritzmonroe Smoke Blower

    Me too, when I left for work this morning it was -2F
     
  20. fritzmonroe

    fritzmonroe Smoke Blower

    Oh yeah, and that's a good looking bird.

    I think it's funny that the only melting happened directly under the smoker.  No melting at all to the side.
     

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