My 4th of July smoke

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Smoke Blower
Original poster
OTBS Member
Mar 19, 2007
Avon MN.
I was just goning to do a butt can chicken for the 4th, until I stopped to read this site. ran into town and bought hamburger for Cyndi burgers and a mess of chicken legs. Half the legs I marinated in teriayki sauce, and half just salt & pepper. The marinated legs were great, the others were blah. But my butt chicken really needed help. No more rubbin the outside, next time we brine. Other than smoke the bird had no flavor. On the bright side my new butt chicken holder I bought worked great, it has a larger base which held the bird beautifuly. Next Sat., 4 racks of spareribs, can't wait.
In my opinion, brining is the way to go with poultry, it just adds so much taste and juicyness. If you are worried about your salt just reduce the amount in the brine. I was able to cut the salt way back in most brines and still achieve the same effect.
Next stop..............the camera store
First of all Bubba, wife froze everthing before I could get the cottin pickin camera out.
And I hope with brining I get more flavor, the bird was juicy enough. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.