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Chicken & cornish hens 3/18/07

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bigal, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I brined birds:
    1/2 gal h20
    3/4 cup kosher salt
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2 tbs brn sugar
    1 tsp celery salt
    1 tbs garlic pwdr
    1 tbs of seasoned sea salt (don't know what was all in it)
    1 tbs cajun spice

    brined for about 3 hrs.

    Kids wanted lemon added. they sliced and added lemon

    smoke'n w/ mesquite & pecan. Along w/tri-tip (beef forum)

    will keep updated
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking forward to both sets of pics.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  3. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    added pics link
  4. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Added some pics at 1:10 central time. Hens @ 152*, chicken @ 145*.

    Pics of "thin blue smoke", and pics of TRAEGER.
  5. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  6. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Al thats some fine looking vittles you got there. Dang good looking hens.
  7. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just talked to Mom, who ate some of the chicken. She said it was the best chicken she has ever had. I was worried about the mesquite & pecan smoke, but she said it was great..........and yes this is my mom, but she doesn't mind help'n me "better" my smoke'n. She hasn't tried my ribs, only wife & kids 'cause I think they suck, but she keeps tell'n me to boil them first, then put on smoker and add sauce. I know she has made good ribs like that before, but boil'n just takes all the good out.

    Anyway, getting off subject, my main point is that brines are awsome on birds, and don't be afraid of mesquite on birds too.
  8. You go Bigal....yummy....[​IMG]
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Great Looking birds BigAl!

    Brine and birds they just go together!