Birds on Buds

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sumosmoke, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    On Sunday I smoked 4 beer can chickens for my co-workers. They were bought from the local mean man (non-commercial) and were brined using Tip's trusty Slaughterhouse Brine for 6 hours. Smoke of choice was 100% cherry and spritzed every hour with straight apple juice. Cooked until internal temp in the breast and thigh were 165, pulled, and foiled to rest prior to throwing in the fridge and hauling off to work the next day.

    Link to slideshow

    I also added two pics of my porch where I reside when enjoying this great hobby ..

    I'm trying to get the nerve to hand out a flier at work advertising my services to smoke meat for family functions, especially with the holidays approaching. Don't want to do anything too commercial, yet thought it might be a way to make some extra money ...

    Anyhow, I've got 4 breasts (bone-in) and 4 leg quarters on now to haul off to a new set of co-workers tomorrow. [​IMG]
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl OTBS Member

    Those look excellent!! Love the color of the birds too.[​IMG]
  3. Nice job, Laurel!....I really should do another chicken.....been a long time.

    If you offer your services for a might just hafta borrow Jerry's Lang!!.......[​IMG]

  4. daboys

    daboys OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great Laurel. I like the color on them too. Bet they tasted great also.
  5. davenh

    davenh OTBS Member

    Nice pics Laurel! Like the patio, birds look awesome [​IMG]
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Jeanie and Mark for the kind compliments. Eric, the wood I used was only the best cherry would provided [​IMG] . People rave about the flavor of the smoke.
  7. looks great laurel-u sure spoiling them workers.
  8. I thought slide shows were for sloppy joes...oh, and sliders ;{) Nice work tho. But if ya don't straight pix links for the old folk like me - we can't see that fast :{)
  9. chef_boy812

    chef_boy812 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on those birds on buds!!!

    I have started selling my que at work on the side.
    I spend about 50 bucks and then get back 80 bucks. so far it has just been 4 racks of spares and 4 1 lb packs of rib tips a week it has worked for 5 weeks now, and I am looking into my liscences to sell at the farmers market next season.

    watch out you may be becoming a businessperson.

  10. okie joe

    okie joe OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beauty of a patio,,,,, good looking birds great color....job well done Laurel i like the Bird on Bud...nice... it beats beer can chicken lol Old dog new thanks
  11. grothe

    grothe OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Sumo...Your birdies look great!![​IMG]
    What temp diid you run the smoker @?
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great sounds like a good idea to charge for the Q and getting back some of your money and maybe even making a some
  13. ronp

    ronp OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Laurel. [​IMG]
  14. gnubee

    gnubee OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Qview, yummy looking chicken.

    Rich, to slow down the slide show I had to temporarily allow pop ups from the website then just click on each pic as it comes up . That will stop the action so even old pharts like us can see them.

  15. grothe

    grothe OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    "Last edited by GnuBee : Today at 03:17 PM. Reason: poor spellin is the darn reason, leave me alone! "

  16. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gene - the smoker was run around 275-300 as I tried to avoid the rubbery skin effect, even though it was going to be refrigerated and given to them the next day.

    Thanks to everyone for the fine compliments, and encouragement!

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