3 sweet birds

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by grizandizz, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    As I mentioned in another thread I placed 3 5lb chickens in the brine yesterday (used Jeff's recipe) only to find it was going to 15 degrees today and snow!
    Undeterred I got the fire going and rubbed down the birds as soon as the sun popped out.

    This is after 1.5 hours at about 285 degrees.


    Just a little over 2.5 hours and a temp of 275 these babies are coming off, breast temp of 175 and juice squirting everywhere!



    Cooked a little hotter than normal but was afraid of the cold weather slowing me down.
    Gave one to the neighbor lady and she about lost her mind[​IMG]
    Fun day in the cold!
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks wonderful!!
     
  3. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very nice. Standing at attention in the cold.
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking birds there.[​IMG]
     
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like you have about the same weather we are having here in ND. Sure makes it easier to keep the temps low when the outside temp is 15 degrees. Good looking birds.
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes sir thats standing at attention all right. Now those are some good looking birds too. Was that snow on the ground around the smoker. Man that stuff even looks cold too.
     
  7. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    all i can say is that if i was at 15 degrees i would be at attention to!

    Today was quite cool here about 85 maybe it will cool to 75 overnight

    might have to put on long pants soon! hahahahahaha
     
  8. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Haha! Yeah only got a couple inches but man was it cold.
    I set my soaked Hickory chips outside by the Q when I lit the fire, came out to put the birds on and they frozen. Had to take them in and micro them[​IMG]

    I forgot to mention that I emptied the beer cans they are sitting on and filled them with Rum, Pineapple, Lime and Orange Juice, nothing like a MaiTai in your winter chicken!!
     
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Good...
     
  10. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for reminding me, I just pulled my 3 birds out of the freezer for a Sunday cook...
     
  11. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hey Chief, how are you going to brine your birds?
     
  12. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Man those look good [​IMG]
     

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