Yard Bird Roti Cook w/ No Forks Experiment

Discussion in 'Rotisserie' started by fwismoker, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I was just curious if I could get away with not using any type of forks or twine...only part of my new rotisserie system to spin one. Definitely a cheap experiment because the bird was on sale for .77 per lb. This 5.5 pounder was dry brined inside and out with a light coat of Bad Byrons...no oil at all on the skin.

    The intent was to run the spits through the thighs but I wasn't paying attention [​IMG] Oh no worries though because it's doing fantastic.... so far There is an onion on the center spit also which is in the cavity. The little birdie arm pits will be getting a tan too! [​IMG]

    Also blanched some fresh green beans and added butter plus onion to cook in the upper area while the bird does its thing. The hanging rack has some Southern Style baked beans...YUM

    More to come






     
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Spin on the spin!
     
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit



    Low slow fire underneath so she's chugging right along
     
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    The rear end view

     
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    ...and to finish with a saying from Hannibal Smith "I love it when a plan comes together"!  BTW If you're not making gravy with the giblets you are missing out!




     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW.   That looks great Keith.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty meal!

    Points!
     
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking meal! Color on that bird is awesome!
     
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks Adam, easy and tasty!
    Appreciate it Case!
    Thanks b!   Clean smoke and good direct heat and you can't go wrong.
     
  10. Nice job!  [​IMG]
     
  11. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks good..

    Why would you want to run the spit through the thighs?

    Looks like you could twist the bird and lock it on with the legs and wings.
     
  12. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks much!
    Appreciate it!  

    I was going to run through the thighs for stability but turns out it wasn't even needed.    One thing I always hated about roti poultry was the tucked in legs and thighs.  I wanted everything open so there's no white areas and so it gets the good color and tasty skin all over.    This was fantastic..legs and wing arm pits were nice and open.... Clean up was a breeze too
     
  13. smokinal

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

    Man that looks delicious!

    Point!

    Al
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Keithe another great looking bird there.Points for sure

    Richie

    [​IMG]
     
  15. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the compliment Al
    Thanks Richie.... Hey do y'all like the concept of open wings and legs not tied tight to the body? ...or is it just me that hates trussing birds and the white areas after??
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2016
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Keith it looks like it worked When I did my Turkey I didn't tie them tight

    When I smoke them I tuck the wings under

    Richie
     
  17. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I always hated tucking wings too, sometimes they'd stay sometimes they wouldn't.   Well anyways I'm glad those days are behind me, especially with big turkeys.   I'm doing two 20 lb. turkeys but sideways on the spit  cooked on the drum this year for Thanks Giving..... No way those suckers will fit on traditional.
     
  18. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    :points:
    Beautiful job! I'd eat that all week!
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful birds, Keith. I love the colour.

    Points

    Disco
     
  20. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks disco!   Clean smoke for the win!

    So when are we gonna get you to the rotisserie world?
     

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