First Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by vic81, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. vic81

    vic81 Fire Starter

    Setup to smoke my first chicken tomorrow.  Did a little searching on the forum and opted to go with DougE's brine suggestion:

    Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine By Tip Piper of Hillbilly Vittles
    1 ½ Gal Water
    ½ C Salt - Kosher
    ½ C Dark Brown Sugar
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Onion Powder
    2 tsp Cajun Spice (Louisiana Cajun Seasoning)
    2 tsp Celery Seed

    The bird is soaking now and I'll toss it on the smoker sometime around 1pm.  I plan to try and smoke some beef ribs at the same time.....wish me luck [​IMG]
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You will like that brine. I have used it several times.
     
  3. i used that brine for the first time yesterday and i loved it

    i've brined before, but this recipe rocks!
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a fun time along with some tasty Q too. It's all good my friend.
     
  5. vic81

    vic81 Fire Starter

    Here are some pics from dinner last night:

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    the sausages were a sweet turkey sausage from Aldi, the ribs were center cut beef.  I ended up smoking the chicken for ~4 hrs.  Unfortunately, I got a late start and my family had already eaten dinner - looks like chicken tonight though!!!!  I did try a few cuts from it and the taste was great [​IMG]
     
  6. mmmmm-mmmmm!  them center cut beef ribs are lookin' mighty tasty to me!

    nice pullback!

    and by the looks of that chicken, there's gonna be some fine eatin' at your place tonight!

    nicely done!
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It all looks great [​IMG]
     
  8. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    That chick has some beautiful color and that brine you used should satisfy the taste buds!  Great smoke!  [​IMG]
     
  9. otter

    otter Meat Mopper

    Looks Great [​IMG]
     

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