I am getting the itch....

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ecto1, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It has been almost three weeks since my last smoke and to top it off I have been having problems with a particular family mater I have vented about on here before.  So what is the easiest way to make things feel much better.  Yard-Bird!!


    It has been a while since I did a play by play I usually just post all the pics at the end. 

  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well you started off right..........Brining'
  3. smokinal

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

    Yep great start Ecto!
  4. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    Ok, now this looks very interesting to me. I have never brined any type of meat. So dont leave out any details!! 
  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK this is the Brine I use on BBQ chicken.  I like it because it gives the meat a sweet taste without bbq sauce. 

    1 Gallon Water

    1/3 cup kosher salt

    1/2 cup dark brown sugar

    1 TBS Tony Chachery's

    1 tsp cumin

    4 cloves of Garlic

    2 bay leaves
  6. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    How long do u soak the birds?
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good EJ
  8. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    great start, can't wait to see the finish
  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I soak for at least 6 hours I like 8-12 hours the best. 

    Here are my Birds all dressed up and ready to party...



    This is gonna be more of a grill than a smoke I am thinking 425 for 60 minutes.....
  10. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    There you go...nice. I have one in the brine right now been in there 18 hours....going into the smoker in the morning....Love smoked brined injected yardbird...
  12. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    Cant wait to try this brine technique next Saturday! Tks 
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a successful way to make you feel better. Very nice.
  14. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    looks great[​IMG] prayers sent again brother.
  15. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    Picked up my birds today. I got a question for u on starting this brine process. Should I poke these birds with a ice pick or just soak them untouched overnight?
  16. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just soak them overnight untouched.  The salt water will be drawn into the chicken through Osmosis.  Science and cooking......

  17. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just dunk them in the brine, waight them down, and let them soak

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