Spatchy on the mini!

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

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Frosty. Believe it or not there was a we bit left over, just enough for my lunch!
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks John! It sure was tasty, love the way the min smokes chicken!
     
  3. Looks delicious. I like the color. What did you use for fuel and smoke?
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks! Kingsford blue and a 50/50 mix of cherry and pecan for the wood.
     
  5. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful bird Case! I love using some extra Paprika. .. just for that lovely lovely color!
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Mike! Color and flavor, paprika is good for that on all kinds of things!
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking Bird. The lighting on some of the shots looks a bit muddled, but the others have a grerat Mahogony color. Love that rich reddish color.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Stan! Yeah I was playing around with some filters on my camera, which I normally don't do. But I had a request to use some for a client so I thought I'd check them out. I don't like to use them when shooting food, because in my mind that's false advertising! In fact I feel that way about post editing food shots too!
     
  9. drbeastmaster

    drbeastmaster Newbie

    looks Delicious 
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you DBM, it was tasty!
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  11. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You have a me jealous. I get $800. out of $1000. every month; don't go far and with bills the Wife's Every Other Week checks don't do much more than have us at a little more than week to week living.. [​IMG]

     WE have months when we save $ 400. /month ; we set that in a Christmas Fund and we have enough to do a nice party for the Son's B-Day and My B-Day and still have a good Christmas . [​IMG]

    not a bad way to go , and gives you a great sense of Graditude to the Lord that we can live a good life.

    Have fun doing the Holiday Ques , and as you go . . .
     
  12. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Case-once again you have shown what our mini's can do. My wife works at Kmart and told me that they just got a shipment of the Imusa Tamale pots in and most of them are the 32 qt size. I see another mini in my future. I did a (root)beer butt chicken a couple of weeks ago on the mini and Ma had me make some homemade chciken noodle soup out of the left overs. Just gotta try a spatched bird now.

    BigTrain-you gotta build one-once you got all of the parts, you can assemble it in an hours time.

    The only change I did to mine since the inital build was to take the steamer tray and a large Harbor Freight step drill bit and drilled every other hole out to 1 1/4 inch on the two outer rows. I then took 4 bolts (3/4 inches long), 8 nuts and 8 fender washers and sandwiched the tray with a washer and a nut and raised up my terra cotta saucer for better circulation. These bolts were placed in a 7 in X 7 in square pattern in the center of the steamer tray. (See my not so techincal for details)
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dutch! Its a good thing that there haven't been any Smokey Joes on Craigslist here lately, I'd be adding a third Mini to my collection if there was! This weekend I am going to smoke some ribs and put a batch of your beans on the bottom rack in the mini! Can't wait!
     
  14. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a plan!
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like its going to be Ham instead of ribs! Those beans will go really nice with the ham and some scalloped taters!
     
  16. magslam

    magslam Smoke Blower

    That's an awesome WSM mini "deli" machine!!
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's the ultimate!
     
  18. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    How does the Mini hold up in cold weather?  talking like 10-35 degrees??  Windy?  
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It does excellent in cold temps and in windy conditions. Currently here it is 10° and nor going to get any warmer than 25°. I smoke year round and it is my go to smoker. Keep in mend that like an smoker the more you shelter it from the wind the better. Since the mini is so small, you can move it into sheltered areas easily and make buffers easier than for a large smoker. Like bigger smokers you will urn more fuel when its colder or windy. I have no problems setting a temp and letting it go. I will be smoking tonight, 5°-8° and I am not concerned at all.
     
  20. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks good to know, I am thinking of starting a build of a Mini here soon.
     

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