Two chickens and pulled pork :) Q-view of course!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by gersus, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Had some company over yesterday so I had a great excuse to get some TBS rollin'!

    I did two pork butts and two hens. 

    I can't say enough how much the Amazen pellet smoker has changed by smokes! It has made THE difference between good and GREAT! From the color to the flavor, it has been tremendous. I used hickory and oak during this smoke. Used two rows of pellets.

    I decided to brine my chicks since I had time. I used:

    1/2 cup kosher salt

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    2-4 tsp rub

    brine for 8-24 hours

    I got this brine recipe from another post, I believe it was Chef JimmyJ that posted it. (Thanks!)

    After brining, I rubbed some rub under the skin and place 4 pieces of butter under the skin as well. Then I toothpicked the skin back in  place to keep the breast protected. 

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    For the PP, I just trimmed off the thick piece of fat from the bottoms (saved it for later use in sausage), rubbed them down with rub and then mustard. Oh, I also sprinkled a little brown sugar on top. 

    Placed in smoker at 250 until 195. Put the chicks in much later and pulled them at 165.

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    the store I typically buy butts from has been slacking lately. They usually have 5-6 nice ones available but recently not so good. They only had these two small ones this time. Sure tasted good though!

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    I always mix up some finishing sauce when I do pulled pork. So awesome!!!!! This sauce is mentioned a lot here at SMF. If you haven't tried it, you have to!!!

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    This was probably my best smoke yet, even though I didn't do anything different from usual. It just keeps getting better! Our friends loved it to say the least! 

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Great looking Q...nice job!
     
  3. Looks damn good. It gets easier every time you do it.
     
  4. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! I probably shoulda thrown it away since it was so dark.... NOT! 
     
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Love the bark on the butts and hens look perfect
     
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for the Qview Gersus,  glad you enjoyed your dinner and your friends.  Nice looking dinner you got going there.
     
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job, Awesome bark on the butts and the birds look fantastic  [​IMG]

    That looks like SoFlaQuers finishing sauce?
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    I totally agree. What an awesome smoke 
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Terrific looking Smoked Meat...Great color...[​IMG]...JJ
     
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great gersus.........[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  11. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Mmmm!! Love the color!
     
  12. smokinal

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

    Congrats! Everything looks fantastic!
     
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now that is some fine looking yardbird. Now the bark on the butts look good too. So keep up the good smoking.
     
  14. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys![​IMG]
     

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