Chicken Thighs, Fatties and ABTs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by homebrew & bbq, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I wanted to do a "short" smoke today so this seemed to be a good choice. The chicken was seasoned with Ted's Seasoning. One fattie is stuffed with caramelized onions and cheddar cheese; the other one with peach preserves. I threw in a sweet onion just to see how that would work.

    I had some problems keeping the temp up where I wanted it. It has been in the 50s with a cold rain off and on today. Temps spent a fair amount of time down around 190. The thighs took nearly 4 hours. I also discovered that there are some hot and cold spots in my smoker. (at least under today's conditions)

    Hmm... I tried to add some Qviews but it tells me my files are too big. I'll keep trying and see if I can get something figured out.
     
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! I am getting an album set up. Qview should be here before TOO long. [​IMG]
     
  4. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Ok, trying the Qview again

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  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ok great shots but pm me & i'll try to help ya get the direct shots down .
     
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Looks good! Peach preserves huh? How was that? I use apples alot but never tried preseves does it hold up? I would have thought they'd melt.
     
  7. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    They did sort of melt into the meat adding a sweetness to the spiciness of the sausage. The chunks of fruit in the preserves were left behind though. I think if I were going to do it again, I would use a fruit preserve that has a "stronger" flavor than peaches, but peach happened to be what we had on hand.
     
  8. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    One more try at qview

    Peach preserves spread on the fattie-to-be.
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    Smoke!
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    Plate-0-Thighs
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    More Thighs with a Smoked Onion
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    Fatties
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    Peach preserves mostly melted into the meat, but you can still see some chunks in the roll. The fattie on the right has cheddar cheese and caramelized onions.
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    Some ABTs to round things out.
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    Thanks to gypsyseagod. You gave me enough info to get my dense head on the right track with posting these views. [​IMG]
     
  9. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great shots- i see ya figgeredit out. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yer welcome & p.s. what great views they are....
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Looks really good Terry! I'm gonna try apricot I think. I love apricots and they are a tad stronger tasting. Maybe with apricot wood to eh?
     
  12. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah, I would definite use something with a more assertive flavor than peaches. I was thinking that something like strawberry preserves or some other berry might stand up to the sausage better.
     
  13. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man.....I hate it when I miss some great Q-view.

    way to go[​IMG]
     
  14. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like the idea using the peach preserves, many fruits go well with pork. I like your Q Views, nice and clear, giving an invitation to try and taste.
     
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    It's a great idea HB I'm gonna run with it next chance I get! [​IMG]

    I used alot of shredded apple in my fatties and like that alot so this might be something different for a change - thanks!
     

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