Rinse before smoking??

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by brewndrink, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. brewndrink

    brewndrink Newbie

    I spatchcocked 2 chickens and soaked them overnight in a buttermilk / spice mixture similar to how you would do when prepping for fried chicken. I, however, intend to smoke them on my LG 900.... The question is, should I rinse, dry, and re-season before putting them on the smoke, or not?

    This is an experiment for me and am just looking for some input. Thanks!
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would rinse personally !
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  4. brewndrink

    brewndrink Newbie

    Ya, I feel like rinsing is the way to go as well. I'll let ya know how it all comes out.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm in the other boat on this. I don't rinse anything unless it's fish and been curing. Rinsing poultry is a good way to spread salmonella.
  6. I guess I'm old school, I rinse everything, when I'm finished I spray everything with my trusty bottle of bleach water.  

  7. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like to rinse all of my meat, then thoroughly clean everything when I'm through. It's just a habit that I don't intend to break. Joe
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I believe I would wash the B Milk off too . I think someone did a B Milk covered Chick , and was decent...  I'm not into that and will stay O.S. too [​IMG]  I pay dearly for my meat [​IMG]   and Trish says

    no experiments , period [​IMG]

    But I don't spray Bleach on it like some of the 'Phobics' , Gary . . .[​IMG]

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