or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Chicken For Competition ?????

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
OK... I'm in a BBQ Comp. this weekend and undecided (confused) on what to do. We need to turn in 8 pieces for the judges. Was thinking about doing 2 beer can chickens and cutting them up. But then I'm not the best carver in the world. Then another dilemma I have is how long it's going to take so I can pull off smoker and straight to the judges so they'll be warm as i have no warmer box.

So My question is, 2 beer can chickens or pieces and which ones ?
post #2 of 7

I would do dark meat. brine some thighs or leg thigh quarters

most of the time at comps that is what you see

post #3 of 7

My two cents:  I recommend trimming thighs all the same before cooking them so they look nice.  Then, cook them low and slow so the skin doesn't come off when the judge takes a bite and (s)he can see his/her teeth marks in the meat.  Build your box so everything is dress right dress.  No brush marks on your glaze...just a shiny coating.  Cook twice what you need and pick the best ones for turn in.

post #4 of 7

I just did 2 beer can chickens a couple nights ago and it took about 3 1/2 hours. I'm not the best carver either so the leg quarters sound like a good idea as far as appearance goes, or I guess you could do legs and thighs.

 

What ever I decided on I would definitely brine the chicken, and I really like the Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine.

 

1 1/2 Gal Water

1/2 C Salt - Kosher

1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar

2 tsp Garlic Powder

2 tsp Onion Powder

2 tsp Cajun Spice (Louisiana Cajun Seasoning) i used Tony Casheres Creole

2 tsp Celery Seed

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.. I appreciate it...
post #6 of 7

If you are going to do thighs I would do muffin pan thighs a quick google will show you how.

post #7 of 7


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by uncle_lar View Post

I would do dark meat. brine some thighs or leg thigh quarters

most of the time at comps that is what you see

  I will do Exactly that it will be moist and juicy .


 

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: