I was given 2 one year old Pekins, would like to smoke them, my other half doesn't want to pluck can I still smoke them if he skins them. should I bring ? or dry season ? How long How hot ETc. Etc.????
smoking a pekin duck, 1st time ever, but it does not have skin on , HELP"s and HOW"s
SmokingMeatForums.com Top Picks
Ok, yes you can smoke them skinless. I would Brine and a Bacon wrap would not hurt. Unless you need to feed a crowd, I would suggest cutting the Breast from the bone and Grill them to an IT of 140°F. They are best eaten Medium like a steak. The Legs will do well, low and slow until the meat is falling apart, around an IT of 180°F. You can then pull it and add some sauce of your choice. This way you get a couple of fine meals...JJ
Sure...Been using this one below over 25 years...JJ
Families Favorite Brine
1/2C Kosher Salt
2T Gran. Garlic
2T Gran. Onion
2T Dry Thyme
2T Black Pepper
1C Vinegar (Any)
1-11/2Gal Cold Water to cover Chix
1/2C Brown Sugar, Optional
1T Red Pepper Flake Optional
Mix well and Soak the Bird over night or up to 24 Hours.
Remove the Chix, rinse if desired and pat dry with paper towels.
Place in an open container in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours for the Skin to dry.
This will give a crispier skin when Smokng or Roasting...