Basic Cornish Hens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rare2medium, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. rare2medium

    rare2medium Fire Starter

    Second use of the MES30 (gen1) smoker. First time around was pork ribs which came out great (used a good recipe /tips  from this site, thanks SmokinAl). Still having problems the AMAZEN smoker tray stalling so I used the MES built in tray. Used a 50/50 mix of hickory and mesquite. Used a rub I had from last year found on the Internet, #99 rub, seems ok but I want to try others.

    Put the rub on and into the frig over night. Then into the smoker at 240 for about  4 hrs.

    Love the Maverick 733. Done in about 4 hours. Upped the temp towards the end to crisp the skin up. Came out good. No sauce needed.

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  2. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice looking birds.  How hot did you crank it to get crispy skin in a MES.  I`m using the same same as you, and I always have problems with the AMNPS--I`m going to do the mailbox mod and solve that problem.

  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice job!  [​IMG]

  4. rare2medium

    rare2medium Fire Starter

    I just upped the temp to the max, 275. Not sure if this helped but all during the process I sprayed the birds with "I can't believe its not butter" spray.
  5. smokinal

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

    Man, those hens look good!

    Love the color!

    Points to you my friend!

  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    R2M, Nice smoke !

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