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2 yardbirds for today and some ABTS

post #1 of 11
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Well the weather has turned around and there hasn't been much going on at work this week so the smoker is going as we speak, I'm doing 2 chickens and some ABTS as the wife informed me that I am no longer allowed to light the smoker unless they are on the menu, a little tough finding good japs in MN this time of year but I did ok. I have pics of the birds before they went on and I am about to take some more but will have to wait for the wife to get home for the q view I tried but I am hopeless when it comes to the computer thing, will post pics as soon as possible.
Happy smoking, Travis
post #2 of 11
anytime the smoker is fired up.........abts is one thing that HAS to be done.......i agree............

can't wait for the q-view........and maybe stand over wifes shoulder, so YOU can learn how to do it.......heck, if DUTCH can do it......ANYONE can

post #3 of 11
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I just checked the smoker again, temps seem to be going well I hope these turn out though, I seem to be getting alot of smoke, I first tried a small cake pan with a tinfoil top instead of the cast iron box as it seems like the box takes forever to heat up but I had trouble with flareups so I dumped the wood into the cast iron box and went back to it everything seemed to be going well but getting more like thick blue smoke rather than thin blue smoke, I have a gosm by the way, I have the vents closed down most of the way and am using some pecan chunks along with some cherry chips that I had if anyone has suggestions they would be greatly appreciated, the birds look great at this point so hopefully all is well, if not I guess there is always abts and pizza.
Hope to get the qview up soon, Travis
post #4 of 11
hey rookie ,
can't wait to see the q-views....sounds really good....good luck
btw ....how do you do your abt's
post #5 of 11
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Dude, That is the plan I'm only 30 I hope I'm not too old to learn new tricks yet lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #6 of 11
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I use jap peppers cut in half and take out the seeds then I use cream cheese and what ever kind of shredded cheese you like best, I use cheddar, then fill the pepper half with cheese mixture then put on a little smokie coctail weiner and then wrap with bacon, I fried the bacon just a little this time to speed them up a little the peppers were a little mushy last time and the bacon was done just rite so hopefully they should be done at the same time this time I will let you know, Travis
post #7 of 11
sounds like you do the jap boats ...and the cocktail weiner in the middle ..interesting ...sounds good ..yea definitely let me know how good it is......nice twist..
post #8 of 11
yeah........pre-cooking the bacon just abit, is the way to go........i have done japs with shrimp....lil smokies.....but jeff's rub in the creme cheese.....my home made chili powder in the creme cheese........on a side note.....any time you just a "WET" item, like shrimp, its a good idea to poke a hole in the bottom on the boat/canoe.......so excess water can leak out
post #9 of 11
Just to change things up a bit as I've been doing ABT's before I knew that's what the name was. I remember Flash asking me if I did ABT's because of my love for peppers. I had to ask what he was talking about. Once he explained, I knew exactly what he was talking about.

Anyway, here's another good reipe where a pre-cooked bacon helps and then:

If there's a name for these, I still don't know it so if anyone knows, let me know.
post #10 of 11
Don't know if there is an official name or not, I'll go with damn good!
post #11 of 11
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Here is the 1st qview attempt,
The birds turned out good, better than I expected at the begining of the smoke. The skin didn't get as crunchy as I had hope even with turning the temp up for the last 45 mins. The abts were great, so good in fact I didn't even have a chance to get a picture, I hope these pictures turn out a couple of more times with the wifes help and I might have it figured out. The first pic is before the smoke had oil and rub on the skin and butter and rub under the skin, the second is about 2 hours into it and you can see the trouble I had with the amount of smoke, the third is right before carving infact I had started on the bigger of the 2 before I took the photo, enjoy Travis

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