Day 9: First Yardbirds

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jonathan, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. jonathan

    jonathan Fire Starter

    So, I've had my MES for 9 days or so now.

    I've done four racks of ribs, 5 fatties, some goat barbacoa style (and you can find the story and pics of that in the lamb section).

    Today I did my first chicken for some friends. A pair of birds over peach and pecan wood, brined in Jeff's basic brine with injection, a couple different spices added for a rub under the skin.

    It mostly cooked at 250 (MES has a hard time I find sticking up at 270 with anything in it).

    When it hit about 160, tossed it in the oven at 375 to crisp the skin, which came out perfect.

    Here's a blurry pic of the chickens just before going into the oven.

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    Folk really did love them and they were so moist I was afraid at first they were undercooked. Just lovely stuff.
     
  2. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Good color there.
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When you brine.. folks won't whine. Great job my friend.
     
  4. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great! I especially like the oven treatment to crisp up the skin. I think I'll try that with my next yardbirds.
     
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great Jonathan![​IMG]
     
  6. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice smoke...
     

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