Brined yardbirds today

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by skull fish, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Well, a great day for being outside, sunny and a mere 30*degrees,

    Brined the birds on Friday until this morning.
    1/2 cup Morton kosher salt
    1/2 cup lt brown sugar
    1 tbsp garlic salt
    1 tbsp jeff's rub
    1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
    8 cups water
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar

    A simple, effective brine without it being over salty. I like to taste the smoke, along with the rub&finishing glaze.
    [​IMG] the v-8 engine, this thing is a gas guzzler!

    [​IMG] 5 birds removed from brine, allow to dry a good 1/2 hour. Hit it with a dusting of rub.. While the fire calms down.


    Birds just under 5 lbs each on at 2pm- out by 6.30pm internal temp 165-170* degrees. Used pecan wood and hickory,glazed with butter & maple syrup. Lol!! Tasty, not over smoked like I did the last time .. Chow time~
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    they look very good, I love smoked chickens
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are some great looking birds 
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sorry I missed the dinner bell!
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for the Qview,  you birds look delicious
  6. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great color! They look delicious!
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now your birds looks fabulous but all that white stuff around the your smoker doesn't look very inviting at all.
  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking birds [​IMG]  [​IMG]

    I'm with Mark on the white stuff [​IMG]
  10. Good looking birds-and for now you guys can keep the snow!
  11. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job, look great!

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