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post #21 of 26
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Sounds great. I smoked 20 chicken halves I brined for my 4th of July party. I also had room for 3 racks of ribs and 7 pounds if sausage but the chickens were the hot item.. I think the overnight brining makes all the difference.

Were you able to fit all of that in the smoker in the picture?  If so, what model is this smoker.  The size is misleading.

 

As for brining, I'm sold! 

 

I have a question about smoking sausage.  When you smoke sausage, where do you get your sausages?  I looked in the local supermarket and everything was already smoked.  I guess I need to go to a good butcher?

post #22 of 26
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It's a home made smoker. I work in a machine shop / weld shop so I made a steel frame and sheeted it with stainless steel. Then bricked it into my smoker. I was able to fit 4 chickens wide and two deep on the racks so two of the racks have 16 chicken halves. One rack has two of the ribs and the sausage and one has 4 chicken halves and the last I the ribs. I am lucky enough to live about 2 miles from one of the best butchers around. You can get anything from 1/2 beefs to a whole hog to a single steak or sausage. I get a case of 12 chickens that are halved ( 24 halves) for about $55. Makes great party food because I don't have to carve or slice anything. Just give everyone a half a chicken and your done.. Lol..
post #23 of 26
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It's a home made smoker. I work in a machine shop / weld shop so I made a steel frame and sheeted it with stainless steel. Then bricked it into my smoker. I was able to fit 4 chickens wide and two deep on the racks so two of the racks have 16 chicken halves. One rack has two of the ribs and the sausage and one has 4 chicken halves and the last I the ribs. I am lucky enough to live about 2 miles from one of the best butchers around. You can get anything from 1/2 beefs to a whole hog to a single steak or sausage. I get a case of 12 chickens that are halved ( 24 halves) for about $55. Makes great party food because I don't have to carve or slice anything. Just give everyone a half a chicken and your done.. Lol..


ROFL.  I can see how the half chickens are good for that.  I halved them myself.  It was only 2 chickens so it wasn't a big deal.  $55 for 24 halves sounds like a great price too.  Wish I lived closer.  I will talk to my local butcher.  he has awesome beef.  I never notice sausage.  i'll check this week. 

 

And BTW, very nice smoker.

post #24 of 26
Hey Dave

Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.

Gary
post #25 of 26
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Today I added a 10w LED outdoor light on my smoker chimney aiming down towards the grill side. Yesterday I smoked some hungarians stuffed with sausage and some ribs.took a little longer then I thought so when I was grilling up the sides ( corn on the cob and redskin potatoes ) it was kind if dark and I needed some light. I took care if that little issue today so I sould be set for night grilling. I ran heat resistant wire through my brick chimney which has a 6" steel liner so I think all will be good.
post #26 of 26
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Worked great!!
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