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post #21 of 37
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Ok so got everything set up ready to go. Just need to light the smoker get it to temp. Going to season the birds in a few.

 

 

Im taking pics so you will get to see. I know you want to :)

 

 

Wish me luck. Little nervous but excited all the same.

 

Shawn

post #22 of 37

Good luck Shawn!

post #23 of 37
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Thanks.

 

Everything is fired up, birds on @ 12pm EST. Temp is sitting at 250f right now. Adjusting everything till I get the feel and get the temp up a bit more.

 

Shawn

post #24 of 37
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Some early pics.

 

Apple & Cherry wood

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Apples/onions for inside bird and water pan

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Smoking

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I will report back later.

 

Shawn

post #25 of 37
TBS is rolling.. should be done by know... hope all went well
post #26 of 37

Yes, how did it turn out?

post #27 of 37
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Sorry guys, wrapped them up and stuck them in the cooler then did my clean up.

 

And not to make you wait any longer.............I give you......................

 

S1050010.jpg

 

S1050011.jpg

 

S1050012.jpg

 

 

With and without flash.

 

 

I will snap a pic when I slice one up. The other is going to work for my buddies to try..

 

 

Shawn

post #28 of 37
drool.gif: Looks-Great.gif

Now thats what I'm talking about... EXCELLENT.... they look FANTABULOUS.. You gotta be happy witht that
post #29 of 37

They look good...BUT...I need to caution you on all that Apples and Onions....They can keep the cavity at a much lower temp than the outside of the bird leading to Bacterial growth!....One Quartered Apple and One Quartered Onion is Plenty...More is definately not Better when it comes to stuffing Poultry...Be Safe...JJ

post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post

They look good...BUT...I need to caution you on all that Apples and Onions....They can keep the cavity at a much lower temp than the outside of the bird leading to Bacterial growth!....One Quartered Apple and One Quartered Onion is Plenty...More is definately not Better when it comes to stuffing Poultry...Be Safe...JJ


Looks like more than it is, each had 1 quarter of onion and 2 quarters apple. The rest in that bowl went into the water bowl :)

 

Shawn

 

post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

drool.gif: Looks-Great.gif
Now thats what I'm talking about... EXCELLENT.... they look FANTABULOUS.. You gotta be happy witht that


Thanks and you have no idea man. I think they turned out pretty good for my very first smoke ever.

 

As soon as the wife gets home it's all she wrote for 1 of those birds.

 

Shawn

post #32 of 37

Great job Shawn,

Awesome color drool.gif

 

  Thanks for sharing icon14.gif

post #33 of 37

Some of the chix we buy in my area are just called "young chix".  Or "whole chix" even though the giblets might be missing or incomplete?  Even with the giblets, I wonder what the chances are the giblets matched the chix?  Or if the matching part matters that much?  LOL  It is all done on such a large scale these days.  If it wasn't, our costs would be much higher.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #34 of 37

Good looking birds there my friend!

post #35 of 37
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Good looking birds there my friend!



Thanks man, they were fantastic also. Can't wait to do my Turkey Fri.

 

Shawn

post #36 of 37

How long did they take?

post #37 of 37
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How long did they take?



About 4 1/2 hours.

 

Shawn

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