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Two chickens and pulled pork :) Q-view of course!

post #1 of 14
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Had some company over yesterday so I had a great excuse to get some TBS rollin'!

 

I did two pork butts and two hens. 

 

I can't say enough how much the Amazen pellet smoker has changed by smokes! It has made THE difference between good and GREAT! From the color to the flavor, it has been tremendous. I used hickory and oak during this smoke. Used two rows of pellets.

 

I decided to brine my chicks since I had time. I used:

1/2 cup kosher salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

2-4 tsp rub

brine for 8-24 hours

 

I got this brine recipe from another post, I believe it was Chef JimmyJ that posted it. (Thanks!)

 

After brining, I rubbed some rub under the skin and place 4 pieces of butter under the skin as well. Then I toothpicked the skin back in  place to keep the breast protected. 

 

chicken rubbed.JPG

 

 

 

For the PP, I just trimmed off the thick piece of fat from the bottoms (saved it for later use in sausage), rubbed them down with rub and then mustard. Oh, I also sprinkled a little brown sugar on top. 

 

Placed in smoker at 250 until 195. Put the chicks in much later and pulled them at 165.

 

PP and chicken in smoker.JPG

 

the store I typically buy butts from has been slacking lately. They usually have 5-6 nice ones available but recently not so good. They only had these two small ones this time. Sure tasted good though!

 

pulled pork done.JPG

 

 

 

chicken golden brown.JPG

 

I always mix up some finishing sauce when I do pulled pork. So awesome!!!!! This sauce is mentioned a lot here at SMF. If you haven't tried it, you have to!!!

 

 

 

finshing sauce.JPG

 

 

This was probably my best smoke yet, even though I didn't do anything different from usual. It just keeps getting better! Our friends loved it to say the least! 

 

Thanks for looking!

 

post #2 of 14

Great looking Q...nice job!

post #3 of 14

Looks damn good. It gets easier every time you do it.

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks! I probably shoulda thrown it away since it was so dark.... NOT! 

post #5 of 14

Love the bark on the butts and hens look perfect

post #6 of 14

Thanks for the Qview Gersus,  glad you enjoyed your dinner and your friends.  Nice looking dinner you got going there.

post #7 of 14

Great job, Awesome bark on the butts and the birds look fantastic  drool.gif

 

That looks like SoFlaQuers finishing sauce?

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Great job, Awesome bark on the butts and the birds look fantastic  drool.gif

 

That looks like SoFlaQuers finishing sauce?



I totally agree. What an awesome smoke 

post #9 of 14

Terrific looking Smoked Meat...Great color...thumb1.gif...JJ

post #10 of 14

Looks great gersus.........icon14.gif

 

Joe

post #11 of 14

Mmmm!! Love the color!

post #12 of 14

Congrats! Everything looks fantastic!

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Now that is some fine looking yardbird. Now the bark on the butts look good too. So keep up the good smoking.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys!biggrin.gif

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