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Smoking some pheasant ?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I have never smoked a pheasant before.  Just wondering what i should do for rub and temp on the smoker.  I have about 8 breast out of some birds i shot this year.  Just looking for some advice.

 

post #2 of 8

Frank, morning.... Pheasant is pretty lean in the fat department.... You might try wrapping in bacon along with herbs and spices for flavor.... I have never done pheasant but it sounds good to me..... Bacon make everything better.... Dave

post #3 of 8

X2 on the bacon!

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

thanks for the advice.  Do you have a suggested temp to smoke at?

post #5 of 8

Smoke from 125 - 150 or so and finish at 240 to crisp the bacon... I would take to an IT of 145 or so...  Don't want to overcook the chinese chicken.... Dave

 

Somebody correct the IT if it is too high.... Dave 

post #6 of 8

I think 145 is good, and safe, less would be better but not safer. Don't forget to brine the birds with your favorite brine, but go less (like half) on the salt because I am assuming your breasts don't have the skin still attached. The first time I brined phez I over salted and they turned out like little salt bricks.

 

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot guys,  will give it a try!!

post #8 of 8

That sounds really tasty Frank. I would like to try smoking a couple of whole birds if I can find a couple.

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