Finished Birds compared to Kingsford blue and lump w/ my trusty taste tester w/Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rp ribking, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I started a different thread about how Kingsford blue bag does not burn as hot as lump for smokin' turkey and beer butt chicken. I wanted a quick smoke, all I had was blue bag so I estimate it took 2.5 hours longer with blue bag compared to lump.

    If you want constant temps I'd go with blue bag. Had the birds on a 22" WSM, the 3 bottom vents 100% open and top vent 100% open, averaged 225* the whole time and the ring was full, and a full load of lit briquette's from the charcoal chimney, outside temp 20* or so.  I'll stick with lump for birds, not sure about butts and brisket and ribs.

    [​IMG]  Rusty the cat is my taste tester and he keeps the critters away. The small plate is the chicken, the big plate is the turkey that was brined in tip's brine   [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. jlmacc

    jlmacc Meat Mopper

    Looks really good,late meal huh?I am from NW In. also what part you from?
     
  3. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    I live in a small town called Rolling Prairie, IN
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    John those birds look awesome.  The color is unbelievable and it looks so juicy...

    Nice cat also...
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Now those are some nice looking birds. Those look great...... I bet they were tastey
     
  6. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, guardian cats are very protective of their territory.  I ought to know, we've got two.  Oh, great looking birds by the way.  Now, what about the turkey?
     
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man them are some great looking birds.. Nice job[​IMG]
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome color RibKing---Really looks great!

    The first two pics look like they have thousands of ants all over them, so maybe you should send them to me for disposal!

    Bear
     
  9. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Lump will kick the beJesus out of Kingsford every time. Burns hotter, lasts longer, a third less ash, and Royal Oak lump comes in a prettier bag. [​IMG]
     
  10. smokinal

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

    I don't have any trouble getting 300 degrees on my WSM with K blue. Course I live in Florida.
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking birds!

    Good luck and good smoking!
     
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking birds John - Love me some smoked bird for sure
     
  13. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking birds! [​IMG]  [​IMG]
     
  14. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well they look fantastic..... I know the skin probably didn't work out, but it looks like the meat turned out awesome.... juicy and even a smoke ring!
     
  15. Now this is really weird:

    As earlier mentioned, yes, I've had want of doing a BBC for weeks, but my own loyal taste-tester is my cat, too.

    Dynamite looking birds, and thanks for the study!
     
  16. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Yea, The skin is just for appearance, I take it off anyway.
     
  17. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for the kind comments everybody!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW [​IMG]

    Great color on that cat, i mean birds!!

    Did you spritz to get that great skin color?
     
  19. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nah Terry, thats how he was born butt that is fur.

    Seriously, all I did was use Tip's slaughter house brine, no spritzing, no butter, no oil. To be honest I was amazed at the color, tasted good too!!!! 
     

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