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Dirtsailor's High Temp Chicken Smoke. Debunking that low and slow, brined and spritzed is the only w

dirtsailor2003

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Let's fire this up!!!


Mini-WSM, Kingsford Blue, cherry wood. Outside temp 89*f, no wind.


Spatched 4lb. Foster Farms chicken. Old Bay seasoning. No other prep. Pulled straight from the fridge, spatched, seasoned into the mini.



Smoker temp at the time I put the bird on. The smoker settled in at 318* and I just let it ride there for the cook.


Put the bird on at 4pm


Probed the bird 45 minutes into the smoke.


Sitting at 126*. The smoker dropped in temp because I opened it up. It shot back up to 320*.


At 5:25 we hit the magic temp of 165*.


Crispy Skin!!!


The bird didn't need direct grilling to crisp it up, but I wanted to show that it can be done easily on the Mini-WSM!!! It was on for only a couple minutes.


Off the grill and ready for service! The high heat grill split the skin on breasts.


Super moist!


Help I sprung a leak!



The remains after carving! Juicy!


ENJOY!!!!
 

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Looks Awesome Sailor!!!

I'd be all over that!!!

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Okay....forgot to bring lunch again.  AND You are killing me!!!!!!  


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I know what you're saying Case, high heat is the only way to do birds.. no brine and dripping wet and crispy skin each and every time.   The next cook on the new mini will probably be a chicken and i'll probably do it the same way.... GOOD LOOKING BIRD!
 

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I know what you're saying Case, high heat is the only way to do birds.. no brine and dripping wet and crispy skin each and every time.   The next cook on the new mini will probably be a chicken and i'll probably do it the same way.... GOOD LOOKING BIRD!
Thanks Keith! Hurry up and get that Mini built and smokin so we can see some good Q!!!

I haven't cooked a bird low and slow for more than 8 years now. I really like spatching the whole bird, unless I'm going for the a wow presentation. Of course I think that the spatched chicken looks great too!
 

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Nice, Sailor...that looks outstanding!

Red
 

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Dirtsalior, looks OUTSTANDING!!!   Hope to do a little something this weekend, and yard bird now comes to mind!  Thanks!
 

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Thanks Keith! Hurry up and get that Mini built and smokin so we can see some good Q!!!

I haven't cooked a bird low and slow for more than 8 years now. I really like spatching the whole bird, unless I'm going for the a wow presentation. Of course I think that the spatched chicken looks great too!

Here she is, it's a Notre Dame themed mini...just have to paint the ND on her yet. 

I ended up using the steamer pan as is for the heat diffuser, built a charcoal basket and cut out the bottom.  She has 2 usable racks with the man law temp gauge right in between the levels. I can look through the top vent and see the glowing hot coals through the steamer plate..the drippings are going right into the fire.   Love it so far but the only thing i cooked was a rib eye. 
 
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dirtsailor2003

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Here she is, it's a Notre Dame themed mini...just have to paint the ND on her yet. 

I ended up using the steamer pan as is for the heat diffuser, built a charcoal basket and cut out the bottom.  She has 2 usable racks with the man law temp gauge right in between the levels. I can look through the top vent and see the glowing hot coals through the steamer plate..the drippings are going right into the fire.   Love it so far but the only thing i cooked was a rib eye. 
Sweet looking mini!!! I've used the steamer tray/pan and found that when it was cold out and windy that I have a harder time controlling the temp swings. Right now I am using a 12" ceramic planter dish. I am thinking that I might change out to a 10". I am going to cut the bottom out of the other pot that I just drilled holes in. I like the open bottom better for piling the coals on. Especially when using lump. Looking forward to seeing your Q!
 

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Looks great there DS. Are your sails picking up that chicken scent?  Keep them coming.

Tom
 

dirtsailor2003

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Looks great there DS. Are your sails picking up that chicken scent?  Keep them coming.

Tom
Thanks Tom! I don't think that the sails are, but the two canvas kayaks sure are!!! I sure want to get out on the water one of these days. A couple of my favorite paddling lakes finally thawed out so I can't wait to get up there!



 
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