Peter and Thumper in the smoker...

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by bloc004, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. bloc004

    bloc004 Fire Starter

    A co-worker brought in a couple domestic rabbits he wanted smoked.


    Rubbed and marinaded for 24 hours.


    Onto the racks.


    Pulled at about 160.


    Smoked at 225- 250 for about 5.5 hours.  Used maple chips.  I do not have a money shot, as I did not eat any.  The reviews from the co-worker were outstanding.  He said the meat was very flavorful and great rub/ smoke flavor.

    Thanks for looking.
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's one I haven't seen here on  SMF!  Great idea!  Love wabbit!  Too bad you didn't get to snitch a morsel!!!!
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Love some smoked rabbit.[​IMG]
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You cook good rabbit   pilgrim. [​IMG]
  5. Never had smoked rabbit. Looks great. Used to eat a lot of fried rabbit in Texas in the Air Force. They had it in the cafeteria every other day.
  6. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MY daughter would not be happy, but looks damn good to me.

    Looks like a porpoise with arms

  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look good! Never had smoked rabbit myself.
  8. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    We raise rabbits and have smoked a ton of's one of my favorites.  I have used TQ and brown sugar, and have brined them with a poultry style brine, both are very good.  For the most tender rabbit you will ever eat, once the meat hits 160 degrees, either wrap each one tightly with foil, or put them all in a pan tightly covered with foil and take them up to 200 degrees and the meat will  fall of the bones just like pulled pork.  Save all the bones and make a smokey stock  for bean soup,  Oh Yeah!!! Don't forget to save some of the meat for the soup too!

  9. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Interesting, I'd be willing to try it. Looks like it came out good.

    LOL, love that movie.
  10. bloc004

    bloc004 Fire Starter

    When smoking them, I did notice quite a bit of fat rendering out.  I am assuming that is why wrapping them and taking them to 200 will make them fall of the bone tender.

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