Pecan Smoked Spatchcocked Chicken - 1st Smoke on the BrinkmannTrailmaster LE

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by grimm5577, May 13, 2013.

  1. This weekend I wanted to try out my new Brinkmann Trailmaster LE horizontal offset smoker and see how it performs. I thought a nice way to do that would be by spatchcocking (removing the back bone) a chicken. This preparation style helps speed up cooking while allowing for all the meat to cook more evenly. It also makes for a nice presentation.

    I didn’t go crazy brining the spatchcocked bird or doing a 24 hour rub, I simply gave it a quick rub down with some Old Bay and olive oil, under and over the skin and let it sit for about an hour (how ever long it took for the fire to be ready).

    I smoked the chicken over pecan and charcoal for about 4 hours @ 210* – 220*. The last hour of the cook I increased the temps to 260* – 270*.

    I completed some mods on trailmaster, like sealing it, and adding some tuning plates, and a firebox baffle. I didn't have my new thermometers installed or the exhaust extension. So I realize my next run will be different. But I was able to maintain some pretty constant temps, not exactly even temps but constant.

    None the less I think the bird came out fantastic. Skin had a good crispness, meat was tender and juicy with a nice smoke flavor, not over powering but complimenting the Old Bay rub.

  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great, Grimm!  I love the color...Nicely done!

  3. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    that is a nice looking bird. i also love the flavor of pecan with poultry 
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nicely done, well done
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good looking bird and smoker nice job on both !
  6. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Looks fabulous!  Great work.
  7. Thanks everyone, she was quite delicious as well. I was really happy it had a nice color and wasn't black.
  8. [​IMG]looks great!!
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice , Grimm. Good loking birds . Nice presentation.

    Have fun and ...
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Bird turned out really nice!

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