Originally Posted by spiralof5
Hi! I think this is my first post. New smoker. I bought a crappy $70 smoker and modified it and it works well! Charcoal.
So I used the slaughterhouse brine for my whole chickens for about 12 hours and it was beautiful outside. Now that they are resting in the refrigerator the weather decided to take a piss. Will resting the chickens overnight dehydrate them? If so is there a way to save them? I already dumped the brine. I didn't want chicken juice just hanging out around the house.
Spiral, evening...... DO NOT put them in plastic..... resting in the refer, on a wire rack, will let the skin dry out so you may have crispy skin... The bird will not dry out..... the salt in the brine will hold the juice in the meat, even during cooking... The bird will be moist... resting in the refer, uncovered, is a good idea with any meat..... Be sure the temp is below 38 ish degrees F.......
Post pics of the smoker with the bird in it and the finished product.... WE LOVE PICS, (Q-Views around here).....