It seems like if it wasn't raining around here the past couple of weeks, it was getting ready to. But today is sunny and currently about 78 degrees. I just had to fire up the smoker since it is supposed to rain again tomorrow.
A few days ago I started thawing a top round venison roast, and today I went to Aldi to get a couple of chickens. One of the chickens was marked wrong, and I even pointed this out to the lady at the register, but neither one of us wanted to stand around arguing with a chicken, so I paid $1.71 for a chicken that should have been over $5.
Both chickens were stuffed with chunks of green apple and lemon, and rubbed with a combination of poultry seasoning, thyme, dried lemon peel, and kosher salt. I apologize for not including pics of the chickens ready for the smoker. I swear I took a photo, but my phone tells me otherwise.
The venison roast was injected with a brine of apple juice, a little soy, and garlic powder, then rubbed with bacon grease and a beef rub I have on hand.
These have been in the smoker for a little over an hour now at 225, with apple chips and pecan pellets (using the AMZNPS in a mailbox). More updates to follow.