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Cherry poppin'...with Qview, I hope...

post #1 of 13
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Good afternoon, all and sundry...

 

Now that I finally have the smoker set up (Masterbuilt XL propane), I am in the process of my first smoke.  Today's lucky victim..err...item is...

 

One spatchcocked roasting chicken, from the old guy that feeds them marigold petals..

 

This was salted and allowed to dry the skin in the fridge, then a rubdown with EVOO and some pepper.  I am using a minimalist approach to see how that goes.  If all goes well, tomorrow will be baby backs...for actual company.

 

I tried to put up the before image of the bird, but alas, got an error...perhaps more later.

 

John

post #2 of 13
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This is today's victim...would upload from my phone.

John
post #3 of 13

Spatched chicken if my favorite way to do them. I use a simple rub of garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, no oil. I would recommend that yourun your smoker around 325* so you get a good crispy skin!

post #4 of 13
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@dirtsailor,

I have the box at 375 to get the skin crispy, and am using one of those A MAZ N tube smokers with pitmasters blend. It seems to be making lovely TBS, and the bird is crackling away in there...not peeking, either. This Maverick wireless thermometer is making it easier not to check in there.
post #5 of 13

Sounds like you are right on track! I have the 12" and 18" AMNTS and use them all the time in my propane smoker. They work great!

post #6 of 13
spatchcocked victory or bust!!
post #7 of 13
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Well, the thermo hit 163, so I went out and opened up the box of goodness....


And pulled out this....


Now for some rest before disassembly and consumption. Not bad looking for a first smoke of anything, if I do say so myself.

John
post #8 of 13

Great looking bird!

post #9 of 13
Very nice looking. Way to get over the hump ... another monster has been born! WELCOME!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by jcj112562 View Post

Well, the thermo hit 163, so I went out and opened up the box of goodness....


And pulled out this....


Now for some rest before disassembly and consumption. Not bad looking for a first smoke of anything, if I do say so myself.

John

Very nice! yahoo.gif
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Moist all the way through, a mild smoke flavor, complimented the bird and did not overpower, a lovely first smoke...and yes, a monster is born. After dinner, time to mix up Jeff's rub and get some baby backs ready for tomorrow...perhaps with my homemade zesty peach bbq sauce on the side. We shall see...
post #12 of 13

very impressive and a good lookin' bird! 

post #13 of 13

Nice color on your bird!

 

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