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Smoked Pheasant

meridianman

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Shot this pheasant on Wed afternoon, plucked and dry aged for 3 days in the fridge. Brined for about 17 hours, drying and now sticking it in a Hickory Smoke. Smoking on the first day of snow! Going to baste it with Agave nectar to get a nice sweetness. Stoked!

Out in the field 


Posed at home


Just pulled it from the brine
 

 

meridianman

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Yeah me too :) My first pheasant of the year. Shot a Chuckar a few weeks ago that was great, but pheasant is my fav. My wife made a stew in a pumpkin as well. Going to be a delicious dinner :D
 

bison

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Looks awesome.  I just smoked pheasant this weekend too.  I need to try to pluck the birds and try that.  We just skin the whole thing and I drape bacon over the breasts to keep them moist.  Sadly no Q-View for it. 
 

meridianman

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It takes a long time to pluck. But dry aging and plucking is the way to go. I found a great website for upland game, search "honest food pheasant" and you'll find it. Been really helpful for aging/plucking etc. so good. Can't wait for next time...
 

bison

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It takes a long time to pluck. But dry aging and plucking is the way to go. I found a great website for upland game, search "honest food pheasant" and you'll find it. Been really helpful for aging/plucking etc. so good. Can't wait for next time...
Sounds good.  I'll look into that.  
 

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