First time smoking: Smoking a Duck

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by echow87, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. First time smoking. I am smoking a 6-7lb duck today. Marinated the duck overnight in salt, pepper, ginger, thyme, sage, etc. (Don't remember all the ingredients). I am using a char-griller smoking pro and had some trouble with the heat. My thermometer on the cast iron grill was steady at 250[size=+1]°. Is that too high? Anywho, I have a picture of the duck at 1hr. My initial target was to smoke it for 3.5 to 4hrs.

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  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    being poultry 250 or even 300 is ok. that duck looks like he was drinking wild turkey lol (jk). p.s. head on over to roll call for a proper introduction & tell a bit about yourself. welcometo smf.
     
  3. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can I ask, whats the point of leaving the head and feet on? Terry
     
  4. catfish

    catfish Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    you read my mind bigArm's smokin. Just looks crazy. Although the skin look nice.
     
  5. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That duck is very nicely prepared. Is it a commercially raised duck or one that you harvested?

    Welcome to the SMF!

    Git on up to the Roll Call and tell us about yourself!

    Cheers!
     
  6. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man, my wife would die if she ever opened my smoker and seen ole Donald laying there like that. Let us know how it turns out.
     
  7. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    now that i have cleaned the spewed rum & sprite off the screen.... that duck resembles a goose....only smaller. what kinda duck is it ( yes i know- a smoked duck)...
     
  8. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Its a dead duck, ya big dummie! Even I can see that! Of coure, my eyes are sharpened with rum and coke, not dulled by rum and sprite. [​IMG] Terry
     
  9. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Who needs to go out, you guy's are all the entertinment I need.
     
  10. haha, Not sure what kind of duck it is but it came packed fresh, not frozen. I got it at an asian market.

    The duck turned out pretty good actually, very moist and tasty. As for why I left the head and feet on, I really don't know why.
     
  11. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  12. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a frozen duckie waiting to be put in the smoker sometime in the future...as far as the head and feet on it...I for one, do not want my food looking back at me!! [​IMG]
     
  13. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, that just ain't right.
    The duck is barely field dressed and defeathered. [​IMG]
     

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