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finally did a whole chicken!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by thebarbequeen, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Brined about 5-6 hours, 4.5# bird.  Had some CSR's and brined them just the same as the bird.

    brine has maple syrup, dijon, CBP, oregano, cloves, rosemary, old bay,smashed fresh garlic and ginger, sparkling cider and water.


    light coat of olive oil, paprika and pepper for the bird, regular rub for the CSRs


    in they go with my first pastrami and some brats, set at 250.


    I think she came out real pretty! 



    thanks for looking.
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the whole bird, everything else looks just as good. That is one heck of a brine you had going on. Thanks for sharing the good times. It's all good my friend.
  3. That looks awsome and I love the brine. That sounds very flavorful. Where's the beer haha? Hail to the Queen. 
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job on the bird Barbe, The color looks awesome! I bet it was very juicy too...[​IMG]
  5. Great lookin bird.  Smoked chicken is is one of the best things on the planet.
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Barbe! [​IMG]

    We will call that one "Barbe's S&M Chicken!" LOL

    If you get a chance I highly recomend Tip's Slaughter House brine by Travis.... I used it for the first time ever this last Thanksgiving, it was really really good!
  7. Did it taste as good as it looks? The brine recipe sounds delish.
  8. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that chicken looks great, well done
  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    All looks great Barbequeen, Except the Brats !

    I think the cameraman/woman ate them before the pics.

    Thanks for the views,

  10. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Barbe, Looks real good. I like my chick's tied up too.
  11. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sing with me now - He's a supa freak, supa freak, he's supa freaky! LOL! Love me some Johnny!

    Baby girl that is some fine bird ya got there! Congrats on that! You did it up right. Don't you just love it when a chicken turns out so yum? Great job! 
  12. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    I confess, I am into birdie bondage.  Julia Child and Me, we love our string.   It was VERY moist.  Thanks everybody!
  13. mole177

    mole177 Fire Starter

    Nice looking bird!

    Did you bother injecting? Looks like no, but I guess you dont need one with that super brine...
  14. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    What happened to the brats?[​IMG]
  15. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

        Thanks!  I've actually never tried injecting, the brines work great for my taste. It was nice and moist, with just a bit of sweetness from the syrup. I LOVE maple syrup!

    Well, they were tucked in between the CSR's.  One made a very brief appearance next to my pastrami, but after that???   Good thing I'm getting a grinder for Xmas and can learn how to make my own!  
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Extremley Nice bird [​IMG]
  17. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Very nicely done! I'm hungry... Again...
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great job - it all looks incredible
  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK--I just couldn't find them.

    I can usually spot a brat.

    I just spotted one a few minutes ago, climbing our Christmas tree!

    I yelled at him, and he just meowed at me!!! [​IMG]