1 gal water
1/2 C brown sugar
1tsp onion powder
1tsp garlic powder
They'll be going on the racks in about 4 hours. Do you guys prefer rinsing after taking if out the bribe or just print dry before applying your rub?
I rinse and dry, if ya don't you have to use a dewater cycle. smoke doesn't stick good to fluid.
BUT that said I have done both, its no biggie as long as you remember to dry those puppies out.
LOL.... is that an oxymoran? Drying out a brined bird?
You have 2 options for bite thru skin, either 325+ smoking temp. or dry/dehydrate the skin before smoking. Either leave it in the reefer overnite uncovered or by putting a fan on it till a pellicle forms, either/or. I just brine smoked a chicken and mine was delightful.
No not crisp, but not all rubbery either.
Either higher heat or dehydrate.
Birds are looking good though!