Let the games begin!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mdboatbum, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  5. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, now.....look at you with a video and all....whooo who!! And, your chow is up to 325 already.....must be dinner time....Have a GREAT day.....Willie
     
  6. bmudd14474

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

    Man your food is at 325 already. LOL Cant wait to see it.
     
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Haha!! I always end up plugging it into the wrong one. Bird just went on. I'd forgotten I needed to put it on the lower rack to clear the lid. Only problem is I hadn't made a lower rack yet. Oops. Just dropped the main rack down on top of the diffuser.
     
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wife made the pie.
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  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful pie....so, if u screw up the buzzard you still got good eats.....<grin>....Willie
     
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    EXACTLY!!
     
  11. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I wired some extra expanded wire together and use that as the holder for my lower rack.
     
  12. bmudd14474

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

    Love the pie. I hope the rest turned out great.
     
  13. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It was pretty good!! Brined overnight and smoked over pecan. Skin was a little tough but didn't have time to let it air dry. Meat was moist and smoke flavor was perfect!
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  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that bird looks great.
     
  15. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks cFarmer! Went light on the sides this year. Made stuffing with my homemade andouille, cheddar garlic mashed potatoes and Brussels and Gorgonzola slaw. And a can of cranberry sauce😄.
     
  16. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is the smoke about 10 minutes after the first video. Cfarmer had asked if my mini always smoked that much. It got a little thinner a little while later and was pretty much invisible about 2 hours in. Had to refuel once (cowboy lump) and it smoked up for a little while. I was running less coal than I normally would as the bird was sitting down at the level of the diffuser.
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bird looks great MD! No excuse for not having time to dry the skin, that's why they make hair dryers!
     
  18. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Skin wasn't terrible, just not what I'd call perfect. The hairdryer thing, while it did cross my mind, just seems wrong somehow. I did let it dry for about 4 hours, but 24 would have been better. I have also been wanting to try the Peking duck method of pouring boiling water over the skin, which I suspect might work very well. I, however, didn't have the nerve to try it on the Thanksgiving bird.
    By the way, my plans for turducken or a variation thereof ended up being scrapped due largely to lack of time. Couldn't find duck breasts in either grocery store near me, and finally just gave up on it. We had a 20 pound bird to thaw, cook and deliver before we could start on ours, so time and refrigerator space were at a premium this year. All in all though I'm delighted with the results.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am catching up on posts I have missed and I am glad I didn't miss this one. Great looking bird, MD.

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  20. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you David! It was a fun day. Still working on the leftovers!
     

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