I did not want to deal with the breast going faster than the thigh, so I separated the pieces, leaving the breast on the bone. I bought extra extremities to test different rubs.
Slaughterhouse Brine for 3 days.
Rubbed wings, one thigh and drum with my go to chicken rub.
Equal parts Kirkland No Salt Organic Spice Mix and Turbinado Sugar
Kosher Salt to taste
Seasoned breast and other thighs and drums with a sugar free poultry spice mix I originally formulated for deep fried turkey. It also works great on any roasted, baked, or smoked bird.
Scooper's Poultry Spice:
Kosher Salt 4 Tblsp
Granulated Onion 4 Tblsp
Granulated Garlic 2 Tblsp
Black Pepper 3 Tblsp
Dry Mustard 1 Tblsp plus 1 tsp.
Ground Celery Seed 1 Tblsp plus 1 tsp.
Ground Thyme 1/2 tsp.
Ground Bay Leaves 1/2 tsp
Ground Rosemary 1/2 tsp
Cayenne 1/2 tsp
Stuffed the breast under the skin with butter folded with minced fresh rosemary and spice mix.
MGS, 280 - 290, apple and cherry mix. Pulled wings at 4.5 hours to finish on the grill. Cranked smoker up to 315 to finish everything else.
Cloe up wings:
Thighs and drums:
I'm going to dig in now. Bear view and plate view with all the trimmin's tomorrow!
Edited by scooper - 11/25/11 at 4:24am