cold smoking chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokerjim, May 28, 2014.

  1. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    hi everyone, i was wondering if i was to brine a chicken or turkey in pop's brine with the cure#1,would it be safe to smoke at low temps to get a ham like taste,i've read some of the older threads but i'm still clear if this is safe.some say if you smoke below 40 degrees it;s safe,but i was thinking with outside temps 60-80- my mes 30 would probably be running around 90-100 with the amnps.thanks jim
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smokerjm. If I were you I'd cook a brined Bird at 300*F or so... brining won't protect you through the danger zone (40*F to 145*F in 4 in hrs ). You would have to "Cure" the Chicken to do a low heat smoke on it. There will be others on here to guide you in  a process like that , meanwhile , cook it hot and enjoy . We don't want to see you sick.[​IMG]

    If it's a Hammy taste you want , then the curing will certainly do that for you.

    Have fun and . . .
  3. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    ok thanks,i don't want to get sick either,i'll take your advice and cook it hot.I just wasn't sure if i would still get the ham like taste i'm looking for. thanks again

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