question about chicken....

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jimr, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. A friend of mine has a couple of marinaded whole chickens (sea salt and pepper) that he wants to cold smoke. These birds already have enough salt in them for his tastes, so he was wondering if they could be cured with pink cure (prague powder). If so how much and how long?
     
  2. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd be real uncomfortable about cold smoking chickens. I don't think you could get them to cure safe enough without turning them to salt pillars. And to make matters worse, the cold smoke would keep them in the danger zone for a really long time. Unless I'm missing something, I can't see it happening safely.
     
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    prague#1= cures at 1 inch per week-I say no way cold smoke poultry-danger-danger mr. robinson.
     
  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    I've seen recipes for cold smoked chicken but they usually involve keeping the chicken in the danger zone for a long time (6 hours) then baking it. I don't know if I'd chance it.
     
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    bob.......WILL robinson........LOLOL

    why would you WANT to cold smoke chicken........hot smoke it.........then eat it cold.......seems to me to be the same.........
     
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    oops dude yup.
     
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WD your older than me-you know those things,I just remember my Parents saying it all the time.(grin)
     
  8. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nonetheless, DANGER, DANGER[​IMG][​IMG] Don't do it.
     
  9. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't beleive I would try cold smokin a chicken. No need to, I would hot smoke em then chill if that is what one is after. To much of a chance for a trip to the hospitol for me.
     
  10. smokeymagoo

    smokeymagoo Smoke Blower

    I think im on the "stay away from the cold smoked chicken side of the fence." Everthing about the bird screams heeeaaaat me up. But it is totally your call.
     
  11. That was my original thought too, but I told him I would run it by the "pros". [​IMG] Thanks guys
     

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