Finished Birds compared to Kingsford blue and lump w/ my trusty taste tester w/Qview

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rp ribking

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Oct 29, 2009
Northern, Indiana
I started a different thread about how Kingsford blue bag does not burn as hot as lump for smokin' turkey and beer butt chicken. I wanted a quick smoke, all I had was blue bag so I estimate it took 2.5 hours longer with blue bag compared to lump.

If you want constant temps I'd go with blue bag. Had the birds on a 22" WSM, the 3 bottom vents 100% open and top vent 100% open, averaged 225* the whole time and the ring was full, and a full load of lit briquette's from the charcoal chimney, outside temp 20* or so.  I'll stick with lump for birds, not sure about butts and brisket and ribs.

 Rusty the cat is my taste tester and he keeps the critters away. The small plate is the chicken, the big plate is the turkey that was brined in tip's brine   
John those birds look awesome.  The color is unbelievable and it looks so juicy...

Nice cat also...
Now those are some nice looking birds. Those look great...... I bet they were tastey
Awesome color RibKing---Really looks great!

The first two pics look like they have thousands of ants all over them, so maybe you should send them to me for disposal!

Lump will kick the beJesus out of Kingsford every time. Burns hotter, lasts longer, a third less ash, and Royal Oak lump comes in a prettier bag.
Great looking birds John - Love me some smoked bird for sure
Well they look fantastic..... I know the skin probably didn't work out, but it looks like the meat turned out awesome.... juicy and even a smoke ring!
Now this is really weird:

As earlier mentioned, yes, I've had want of doing a BBC for weeks, but my own loyal taste-tester is my cat, too.

Dynamite looking birds, and thanks for the study!

Great color on that cat, i mean birds!!

Did you spritz to get that great skin color?
Nah Terry, thats how he was born butt that is fur.

Seriously, all I did was use Tip's slaughter house brine, no spritzing, no butter, no oil. To be honest I was amazed at the color, tasted good too!!!! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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