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First Chicken

post #1 of 9
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Setup to smoke my first chicken tomorrow.  Did a little searching on the forum and opted to go with DougE's brine suggestion:


Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine By Tip Piper of Hillbilly Vittles
1 ½ Gal Water
½ C Salt - Kosher
½ C Dark Brown Sugar
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Cajun Spice (Louisiana Cajun Seasoning)
2 tsp Celery Seed


The bird is soaking now and I'll toss it on the smoker sometime around 1pm.  I plan to try and smoke some beef ribs at the same time.....wish me luck 

post #2 of 9

You will like that brine. I have used it several times.

post #3 of 9

i used that brine for the first time yesterday and i loved it


i've brined before, but this recipe rocks!

post #4 of 9

Sounds like a fun time along with some tasty Q too. It's all good my friend.

post #5 of 9
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Here are some pics from dinner last night:







the sausages were a sweet turkey sausage from Aldi, the ribs were center cut beef.  I ended up smoking the chicken for ~4 hrs.  Unfortunately, I got a late start and my family had already eaten dinner - looks like chicken tonight though!!!!  I did try a few cuts from it and the taste was great 

post #6 of 9

mmmmm-mmmmm!  them center cut beef ribs are lookin' mighty tasty to me!


nice pullback!


and by the looks of that chicken, there's gonna be some fine eatin' at your place tonight!


nicely done!

post #7 of 9

It all looks great

post #8 of 9

That chick has some beautiful color and that brine you used should satisfy the taste buds!  Great smoke!  

post #9 of 9

Looks Great

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