Smoked Goose

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kihler, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. kihler

    kihler Smoke Blower

    Has anyone ever smoked a goose? I bought one yesterday on special. Almost giving them away. I have never cooked or smoked a goose. Any ideas, I know the will be a lot of fat.
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  2. murrgh

    murrgh Fire Starter

    Goose? People pay money for that? I see a few a week dead on the side of the road.

    All jokes aside. I'm interested to see how this goes.

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  3. I've done duck can't be that much different I would think
  4. boboso

    boboso Smoke Blower

    Years ago, dad and I went duck hunting and did a few ducks on his ECB. Came out great, just make sure to use a drip pan/water pan. Lots if fat drippings. Don't know if goose is that fatty, but it seems to me it would be. I'm curious to see what you do with it. Please, post some pics if you get a chance. Good luck.
  5. boboso

    boboso Smoke Blower

    BTW, where did you buy the goose? Might want to try one myself. Sounds yummy. LOL.
  6. kihler

    kihler Smoke Blower

    I got the goose at Safeway. They were marked down from $6.99 to $1.99 a pound. I butcher said they just were not selling. I'm going to smoke it like I've done ducks. It will be a couple of weeks, but I'll send pics when I'm done.
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  7. murrgh

    murrgh Fire Starter

    I'm holding you to that!

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  8. kihler

    kihler Smoke Blower

    Well, the goose is cooked. I brined it for about 15 hours and smoked it for about 5 hours on a very low heat. I put drip pans under the rack that the goose sat on, I got about a pint of goose fat. I'm not sure what I'll do with it. Here are the pics. The goose meat is very dark, goose only has dark meat. The taste is good, but different. I've never had goose so I'm not sure what it should taste like. I used apple and alder wood chips.

  9. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks good to me. That reminds me, I have a duck sitting in the fridge I need to cook. Nice smoke. [​IMG]
  10. kihler

    kihler Smoke Blower

    Winner, winner goose dinner. Well the smoked goose was good, but the goose pate is super. I took one breast, the liver, heart, gizzard and all the meat I could get off the goose. Ran it through the meat grinder twice with caramelized onions and some spices. It's great.

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  11. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, just over 20 bucks for a goose! I'd be all over that. Here they're about 50-60 bucks.
  12. A friend who is a goose hunting addict breasts his geese then has them cured and smoked like Canadian bacon. Fabulous!! He's promised me 25 pounds to do in my smoker this season.  Hopefully I'll have some Q-Views soon. 
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice use of the leftover goose parts!

  14. jfineman

    jfineman Newbie

    Air drying the goose. Removed legs to confit in the fat later on. Preparing ala Pekin' Duck.

    From the smoked goose pix above I think smoking may change the texture. Anyone know

    the temperature and for how long?

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