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Discussion in 'Poultry' started by acd4476, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. acd4476

    acd4476 Fire Starter

    so my parents just bought me a smoker and i plan to do a cornish hen or chicken before i try a brisket or butt...however i try to limit my sodium intake as i have regular pvcs (pre ventrical contractions) which sometimes are affected by sodium as well as caffiene.  therefore, is it okay to smoke a bord without brine?  i understand it wil probably be more dry this way are there any tips for how to ensure the bird does not dry out?  Thanks in advance!
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There are many great rubs with little or no salt- just do some research. The only items I brine are poultry

    welcome to SMF
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking 
     
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Do a beer butt chicken . no need to brine . And if you can't have beer use  orange or apple juice in the can.  Look on the wikis for emans pig rub .it has no salt or salt substitute in it. For beef i cut the sugar down by 2/3s and add more garlic powder and onion powder.
     

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