Smoked & Seared Fryer over Cherry w/Smoke Can Mod

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by forluvofsmoke, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I got off work a little early today, and I had to take advantage of the beautiful smokin' evening weather. This was a 4.62lb whole cut-up fryer that I had thawing in my Q-fridge for 2 days just waiting for the right time................the time has come!

    Seasoned with Cajun on the left, Lemon-Pepper on the right:
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    Smoking @ 110-120* grate temp:
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    45 minutes in, rotated approx. 180* on the grate, and made room for some other goodies:
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    Smoked for 90 minutes total, now searing over open coals, rotating pieces on and off the grill:
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    Had a few wicked flare-ups...lost my wrist and hand hair again [​IMG]. And they are ready for dining:
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    Wow! That Cherry Smoke goes great with yard birds! Even on a 90 minute warm smoke, and sear...it's a nice light compliment to the mild flavor of the bird. If anyone hasn't tried cherry yet for poulty, I strongly urge you to find a source for some chunks/chips/logs, and give it a whirl...good stuff!!!!!!!

    Thanks for lookin' at my Q, everyone!

    Eric
     
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smoke, Eric! I agree 100% that cherry wood is a really great wood for smoking meats. Not only does it taste good on poultry but try it on some butts too!!
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking chicken! I like cherry smoke. Thanks for the pics.
     
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice looking bird-like the color cherry gives-and taste.
     
  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks, Laurel! I've only been doing the cherry thing for a couple weeks, and I'm very pleased with it. On butts, now that sounds like an excellent idea! I need to find a local source for cherry chunks...the tiny chips I have work, you just go through alot of them.


    Thanks! Cherry is goooooooooood...

    Thanks, Bob! I did notice a slight difference in color from mesquite or hickory...more gold/pink hues, maybe...not sure what it is yet...different though.

    Thanks again, everyone!

    Good smokes to ya!

    Eric
     
  6. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Smoke. Looks real good...
     

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