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Basic Cornish Hens

post #1 of 6
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Second use of the MES30 (gen1) smoker. First time around was pork ribs which came out great (used a good recipe /tips  from this site, thanks SmokinAl). Still having problems the AMAZEN smoker tray stalling so I used the MES built in tray. Used a 50/50 mix of hickory and mesquite. Used a rub I had from last year found on the Internet, #99 rub, seems ok but I want to try others.


Put the rub on and into the frig over night. Then into the smoker at 240 for about  4 hrs.




Love the Maverick 733. Done in about 4 hours. Upped the temp towards the end to crisp the skin up. Came out good. No sauce needed.


post #2 of 6

Nice looking birds.  How hot did you crank it to get crispy skin in a MES.  I`m using the same same as you, and I always have problems with the AMNPS--I`m going to do the mailbox mod and solve that problem.



post #3 of 6

Nice job!  points1.png



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I just upped the temp to the max, 275. Not sure if this helped but all during the process I sprayed the birds with "I can't believe its not butter" spray.

post #5 of 6

Man, those hens look good!


Love the color!


Points to you my friend!



post #6 of 6

R2M, Nice smoke !

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