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Spatchcocked Yard Bird?!!

post #1 of 15
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Ok, so I spatchcocked a 6lb yardbird yesterday, mixed up my rub and buttermilk, and have left the ol' girl chill for the past 24 hours.

Do I put her booby up or booby down on my (vertical smoker) rack? Estimated smoke time? Recommendations forth skin to "bite through" skin?

Here's a pre-soak view :)
post #2 of 15
Up. What temp are you smoking at? I smoke all my birds with the smoker running 325-350. Takes around a hour. You will want to run no lower than 325 to get good crispy skin.
post #3 of 15

What kind of smoker?     They take about an hour and half for me in my mini wsm or UDS but i cook them 400 ish usually and they cook really fast ( the direct heat helps the cooking time also)     Yep cook in inside down but if you want  crispier flip skin down part way.

post #4 of 15
Gonna be tasty.... Love spatchy's !
post #5 of 15
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It's a propane masterbuilt xl on the outside, but it's been somewhat modified and is a quasi-stick/quasi-gas burner. I'm smoking and not grilling (mentally, the pivot point is 350 degrees to me) the target temp is 275-300, but it seems to be running hot right now; it's at 325.
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Up. What temp are you smoking at? I smoke all my birds with the smoker running 325-350. Takes around a hour. You will want to run no lower than 325 to get good crispy skin.

Perfect! Thank you! I'll up the temp a bit!
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Perfect! Thank you! I'll up the temp a bit!

It'll take a bit longer probably but shouldn't be much more than 1 1/2

post #8 of 15
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It'll take a bit longer probably but shouldn't be much more than 1 1/2

I was kinda hoping to hear like 3 hours... Lol, lesson learned!!! It's coming along great! I'll post a few qviews shortly!!
post #9 of 15
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Tada!!!




Is it wrong that I let my chickens play around the smoker?
post #10 of 15

:Looks-Great: :beercheer:

 

 

 

Dumb chickens, don't they realize what's going on?!?  :biggrin:

post #11 of 15
Is it wrong that I let my chickens play around the smoker?

 

Do you think you could make 'em stop?

 

Those Golden Buffs? Red Star? Cinnamon Queens? Large brown eggs, excellent layers?

post #12 of 15
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Do you think you could make 'em stop?

Those Golden Buffs? Red Star? Cinnamon Queens? Large brown eggs, excellent layers?

They are 9 week old golden comets; a hybrid super layer - they should be laying 1 a day each by August 1st. What you can't see behind the smoker is a 6 week old Porcelain Sizzle Bantam (hybrid) and a 6 week old Black Bearded Silkie bantam (heritage, show quality) that may lay eggs, but who cares, since there are so comical (which is why I got them!) and hiding behind me in the kitchen are 1 week old Golden Laced Wyndottes that are heritage birds but are known for their super layer ability, but like the Silkie and Sizzle, I got them cuz they're interesting to look at 😜

So basically, by mid September I'll be beggin y'all to take eggs since I'll get about 7 a day for about 9 months...
post #13 of 15

You'll like the comets, they are great layers w/ extra large eggs. They are extremely social. They like to see you twice a day if possible. They will follow you, they will do things they know you dislike if you don't recognize them and talk to them.  They are really great. I have had nearly all the major breeds and you'll get no better all-round than the comets.

 

Hawks and dogs also love them.

 

I recommend you put the word out to the family to start saving for you cartons.

post #14 of 15
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All my fur babies have accepted the feathered additions very well!

But we do have hawks & owls....
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Is it wrong that I let my chickens play around the smoker?

This photo made my day! Too funny. And should be great egg laying motivation for those clucks! 

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