Smoking w/ a time crunch

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  1. brque

    brque Newbie

    I have been trying to find time for my next smoke but shtuff keeps getting in the way. I am determined to smoke saturday for dinner but will not be able to get the pit going till about 3:30 or 4:00pm. we have a few friends coming over to eat. I can maybe push us back to 7:30 or 8:00 to eat. Any suggestions? I wanted to do a few chickens and/or ribs but it seems that might be pushing it. Fish maybe? or will i be forced to just fire up the grill again? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ya might get away with a couple spatchcocked yardbirds. Get a couple smaller ones, and drop 'em in a weak brine before ya go to work. I say weak so as not to overbrine, as they'll be in there for 8 or so hours. Run the smoker up to 275 or better, prolly be a couple hours to the 170° mark.
    Might also get away with some babybacks..they go pretty quick too.
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I always forget about those buggers. Tasty too!
     
  4. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Good suggestions!

    I like to smoke game hens. They cook pretty fast since you can smoke them at higher temps.
     
  5. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Meatloaf would be a good choice, or some chicken parts. Try a fatty, or some abt's for an appetizer.
     
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chicken quarters would fit the bill. [​IMG]
     
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Order pizza.............[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. brque

    brque Newbie

    Thanks to all for the ideas. I think i'll throw several things on there and see what's done for dinner. (and keep the pizza on standby just in case!)
     
  9. willkat98

    willkat98 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Beer Can Chickens

    2 hours or so at 275-300*
     
  10. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Chicken 1/4's, a couple fatties , and some abt's. Dinner is served[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    bbq bubba, I'll bring the brew.
     
  12. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All good suggestions! Good Luck with your smoke... lets see the quickie Qview...
     
  13. big tex

    big tex Newbie

    Careful with the abts they can stay with you for awhile
     
  14. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Deal!!! [​IMG]
     
  15. brque

    brque Newbie

    Thanks for all the help. With the time crunch, I decided to go with salmon, shrimp kabobs, and ABT's. Here's the pit getting warmed up (with the pup showing some interest)...



    Here it is loaded up...I used Dutch's Maple Glaze for the salmon, crabmeat-cream cheese-garlic-onion in the abt's, and wrapped prosciutto around the shrimp with some peppers and onions...



    Smoked for a couple hours at about 200* with lump charcoal and a little apple wood and here's the finished product...





    The Salmon was fantastic...thanks for the recipe Dutch! These were my first ABT's and they were very good. The kabobs were not bad but could use some work.

    All in all it was a great night!
     
  16. brque

    brque Newbie

    Thanks for all the help. With the time crunch, I decided to go with salmon, shrimp kabobs, and ABT's. Here's the pit getting warmed up (with the pup showing some interest)...



    Here it is loaded up...I used Dutch's Maple Glaze for the salmon, crabmeat-cream cheese-garlic-onion in the abt's, and wrapped prosciutto around the shrimp with some peppers and onions...



    Smoked for a couple hours at about 200* with lump charcoal and a little apple wood and here's the finished product...





    The Salmon was fantastic...thanks for the recipe Dutch! These were my first ABT's and they were very good. The kabobs were not bad but could use some work.

    All in all it was a great night!
     
  17. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't go wrong with that line-up !!! congrats on a successful night [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. As a fall back you can always put your favorite rub on Spam. I'm not joking, I love the taste.
     

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