First Whole chicken!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by scubamurr, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. So this weekend I plan on smoking my first whole chicken. I started the brine today at 1:30 central time. Not sure if I will be smoking Sat, Sun or both days. Any suggestions on how long to let the chicken bathe in the brine?

    I used water, salt paprika, celery salt, garlic and onion. Also I am assuming that it needs to stay refrigerated correct?

    Any comments and advise would be appreciated.
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Refrigerated? Absolutely! No discussion there.

    12-24 hours in the brine is good. You can go 48 no problem. Might be a little salter though.
     
  3. Thanks, Noboundaries. I dropped the salt content of the brine figuring it would be in the solution a little longer than normal.
     
  4. [​IMG]  And don't forget the Qview.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Try to air dry the bird before smoking it will help crisp the skin
     

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