Spatchy on the mini!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Of all my smokers the Mini-WSM's are my goto smokers for the most part. If I'm cooking for a crowd I'll fire up one of the larger ones. I had strayed away from charcoal and wood for a while but have returned over the last couple years. The main reason was inferior smokers that even with mods never performed. I live in a cold, sometimes wet, snowy place in the winter and I don't like to stop bbq'ing or smoking. So I used GOSM exclusively for over eight years. Then I built my first Mini-WSM, them my UDS, then the second mini, all charcoal now year round! Stick burner is in the wish list.

    Anyhow on to the smoke simple Spatched Chicken. SPOG plus paprika. Smoker running KB with Pecan and cherry 50/50 mix. Rab the smoker around 325° most the time.












    ENJOY!!!!
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks good.  Wish I lived closer I would be there.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam! Fire up that UDS of yours and throw on a few chickens!
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The uds burns a couple of days every week...

    I found a chicken in the freezer.  Maybe this weekend.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Maybe??? That'd be a get er on the fire yes!!!
     
  6. Man, that looks good!  Do you brine your birds?  I brined my last spatchcocked chicken, and I'm still not real sure I liked it, I also over-seasoned it, I'm starting to go back to the basics like you have here.
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have the loins for cb and smoked pork chops to do too in the mes and loin ribs to do too this weekend.
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chickens AND Turkeys on sale this week! I swear Case you are slowly but surely starting to erode my faith in cooking chickens. Hard rule, never cut or pierce a fowl unless needed because it allows juices to flow out. But you are certainly testing my resolve.

    Nice looking bird man. They look crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside with that hint of red color that means the smoke has been there, and just look at all that clear juice.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do not brine chickens, turkey's yes. I like to keep chickens simple, salt pepper garlic and paprika is my goto
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never had a dry chicken! The only time I poke them is right towards the end to check temp. This one was at 164* in the thigh when I pulled it. When spatching a bird you don't loose much juice when you cut the back bone out. The high temp smoke is the way to go. Mmmm thinking about the leftovers I'm going to have for lunch, drool!!!
     
  11. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pure perfection!
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AND this being perfect gumbo weather!
     
  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Keep tryin Case...eventually you'll get it right.   Perseverance is the key!

    ;)   Is the drum up and running yet?   BTW I'm really loving the jumbo mini  aka Jimmy  but my little guy is still my favorite!  ...it's a close one though )))
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific Qview. I almost tried to bite the screen!

    Disco
     
  15. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can't wait to make my mini wsm. I am really excited to get this done.

    Your chicken looks like it's cooked to perfection.
     
  16. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Mighty nice effort!  The color is stupendous and it looks like none of that was left over at the end of that meal.  [​IMG]
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome!!

    Taken to the limit, because you can't make it better than Perfect !!!

    Bear
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OH yeah its up and running! Smoked some cheese in there the other night!
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Big Train!

    I love my mini, actually both my minis! It the little smoker that could!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Disco!  Iwondered what those teeth marks were in the background [​IMG]
     

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