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First smoke with new smoker and chicken w/ Qview!

post #1 of 13
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I seasoned my smoker this morning and got it to 350 degrees. I than smoked some chicken this afrenoon. Heres my recipe.

SMOKED CORNISH GAME HENS

2 Game Hens Thawed
5 Quarts of Cold Water
2 Cups of Apple Juice
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Rosemary
1 Teaspoon Basil
2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Take (2) 5 lbs birds and let them soak for 24 hours in this brine. I cooked with hickory wood at 230 degrees tell they reached 170 degrees in the breast area. Took 2 & ½ hours.

My ingredants,


My Birds,


My Brine,


Birds in the brine for 24 hrs,


Birds in the smoker,


My first smoke with food!


My smoking temp and my bird temp on the right,


My finished Product,


Everyone liked it alot, I did learn some lessons like maybe a little less smoke next time but I had a blast. I'm hooked.
post #2 of 13
Nice looking birds !!! Great color on them.. Nice first smoker on the new smoker !!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 13
I like it. After the first one, any mods in the works or changes (other than less smoke)?

ps... why such a tiny garage!! lol!!!!!
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yes I need to do something with my drip shield, because at 160-170 degrees I was getting slatter hitting my element which was droping my temp. so I think I need to get a bigger chip pan so it covers more of my element. Other than that I'm really happy. also thats my work shop at work, where I built my smoker because its heated
post #5 of 13
They look great nice job PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 13
Those are some good looking birds. Nice color!
post #7 of 13
Gorgeous! I love me some hens!
post #8 of 13
Nice looking yard birds. Like the smoker too!
post #9 of 13
Congratulations, They look Great.... so does the Smoker...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 13
congrats on a good fist smoke in your new smoke, hns looked good
post #11 of 13
I have not tried brining any birds yet but after seeing yours I have to give it a try. Great looking smoke!
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Oh my I did 3 more birds yesterday for the guys at work and did it in apple smoke and that was by far the best ever.
post #13 of 13
Nice looking smoker!
points.giffor a good first smoke and posting a detailed recipe
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