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Four chickens cooked over a real wood fire.

post #1 of 18
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These 4 cluckers were cooked with a average temp of 400ish but it could have cooked much hotter with no problems.   I used a little oak, mulberry and maple splits and branches. 

 

Here's the start.

 

 

Here's the finish

 

 

Moist tender and incredibly tasty....nothing beats open fire cooking for poultry.   I can use charcoal with wood chunks and use the lid but this is way fun when your guests can see it cooking out in the open!

post #2 of 18

Cool FWISMOKER. Expand on your prep. , cooking time and seasonings.Thumbs Up

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post
 

Cool FWISMOKER. Expand on your prep. , cooking time and seasonings.Thumbs Up

Thanks oldschool it was seriously good.   There really wasn't any prep except lighting a fire.  I light a couple of  partial burnt splits from a prior cook with maybe a quarter chimney of lit coals and it get's up to temp pretty fast maybe 10-15 minutes.  I feed small splits about every 15-20 minutes also. 

 

The chicken i put on the spits, tied them secure, seasoned with rustic tuscan. The total cooking time was an hour 45 .  It's so easy to cook this way and sure saves money on charcoal. :biggrin: 

post #4 of 18
Nice setup being able to do 4 birds at once. I'm loving my keg setup since adding the rotisserie.....it's super easy with delicious results...Willie
post #5 of 18
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You can use charcoal, wood chunks and use a dome lid which works great but a real fire is pretty cool so your guests can watch what they're going to eat.  Can't wait for Thanks Giving's turkey

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Nice setup being able to do 4 birds at once. I'm loving my keg setup since adding the rotisserie.....it's super easy with delicious results...Willie

Willie is it a big steel keg or something you've made yourself?    What are you burning it it? ... love to see it. 

post #7 of 18

thumb1.gif The chickens look great! 

 

I love cooking chicken on the rotisserie, always juicy and delicious :drool

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by FWIsmoker View Post
 

Willie is it a big steel keg or something you've made yourself?    What are you burning it it? ... love to see it. 


Yes, old beer keg with top cut out. Originally intended to do 10 gallon batches of que sauce. Kept it for years, unused. It found a new life when I found SMF and all the builds going on.....a lite went on and I immediately thought of a spinner install. So far only chicken & a loin but both delish and very juicy/moist. Thinking of a rib roast (if I hit the Lotto) or perhaps a eye of round for Dips. Long probe showing is a therm...pegged at 550.

I use Weber charcoal baskets designed for indirect cooking in the kettles. Come 2 in a box. Used both for chicken with VERY intense heat. Used only one on the loin producing less heat and a longer cook time, which was no big deal. On the loin I tossed in some apple pellets about half way through for some smoke. 2 bricks under the baskets to raise them off the curved bottom for air flow. I'm not mechanical.....a cave man could do this...LMAO.

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Yes, old beer keg with top cut out. Originally intended to do 10 gallon batches of que sauce. Kept it for years, unused. It found a new life when I found SMF and all the builds going on.....a lite went on and I immediately thought of a spinner install. So far only chicken & a loin but both delish and very juicy/moist. Thinking of a rib roast (if I hit the Lotto) or perhaps a eye of round for Dips. Long probe showing is a therm...pegged at 550.

I use Weber charcoal baskets designed for indirect cooking in the kettles. Come 2 in a box. Used both for chicken with VERY intense heat. Used only one on the loin producing less heat and a longer cook time, which was no big deal. On the loin I tossed in some apple pellets about half way through for some smoke. 2 bricks under the baskets to raise them off the curved bottom for air flow. I'm not mechanical.....a cave man could do this...LMAO.

Very very nice!  Since beer isn't in it then meat is the next best thing! thumb.gif

post #10 of 18
Looks great Keith! Nothing like spinning feathers!

Willie I love that keg smoker and hope you show it off in action here more!
post #11 of 18

Quadruple Things of Beauty!!!Thumbs Up

 

Looks Great from my house!!:drool:drool

 

 

Bear

post #12 of 18
Great lookin birds Keith, very nice for sure ! icon14.gif
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by JP61 View Post
 

thumb1.gif The chickens look great! 

 

I love cooking chicken on the rotisserie, always juicy and delicious :drool

Yea it makes a big difference!   I was a rotisserie virgin until this.   I'm liking the open top over a fire too, such a good clean smoke. 

 

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Looks great Keith! Nothing like spinning feathers!

Willie I love that keg smoker and hope you show it off in action here more!

Thanks Case, Get your mini spinning kit working yet?

 

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

Quadruple Things of Beauty!!!Thumbs Up

 

Looks Great from my house!!:drool:drool

 

 

Bear

Thanks and that's a ways away!

 

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Great lookin birds Keith, very nice for sure ! icon14.gif

Thanks Justin.   How's the mini build going?

post #14 of 18

Looks great Keith!  That's a lot of tasty lookin' yardbird!

 

:drool:

 

Red

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by FWIsmoker View Post
 

 

Thanks Case, Get your mini spinning kit working yet?

 

 

Unfortunately not yet. Work and other household chores have been keeping me too Busy! Maybe once summer is over I can get back on it!

post #16 of 18

Hello Keith, Chef Willie.  GREAT looking bird and some great ideas.  Thanks for posting.  Keep Smokin!

Danny

post #17 of 18

Another great idea from SMF. I wish I had time to try them all but this one looks fun enough to be a must try.

 

Disco

post #18 of 18

Hey those birds came out beautifully! Great job! Cheers! - Leah

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