Smoking chicken legs and wing drummies

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by crankybuzzard, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    #2 son and I committed to smoking some wings for my mother's get together tomorrow, but rain is supposed to set in around midnight, so we started them tonight.

    We have 10 pounds of drummies, and just over 6 pounds of regular legs, so we figured that gave us a LOT of room to play with spices and such.

    #1 - Asian style marinade with crushed pineapple
    #2 - Pops brine, sans cure, with some of the seasoning that's sold across the street from us at a mom and pop joint
    #3 - Pops brine, sans cure, with sriracha sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder
    #4 - Regular brine with chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, mexican oregano, and fresh cracked black pepper

    Each batch will go in the vacuum tumbler for 45 minutes before smoking at 250 until an IT of 165 is hit. I'll reheat tomorrow, at mom's, on a very hot grill.

    This vacuum tumbler is amazing! I talked with a few folks on here about theirs before I bought one from Todd, and I don't know how I ever lived without it! Color penetration deep into the meat with one of our marinades, so that tells me it's doing what it's supposed to.

    Batch one was smoked with alder pellets and came out really nice.

    Batch 2 was smoked with corn cob pellets, and we are loving the flavor! The picture really doesn't show the color of the drummies. Already packaged, so no more until I reheat tomorrow.

    The third batch is in the smoker and we can't wait to try it, we love sriracha! Smoking it with corn cob as well.

    Batch 4 is tumbling and will chill in the frig until it's turn comes for a smoke bath.... It'll bathe in hickory to compliment the chili powder flavors.

    More later, gonna be a long night, guess we'll prep some venison jerky while we wait! :biggrin:
     
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You guys are Smokin it up this week!
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Them are lookin awesome ! Nice job guys ! Thumbs Up
     
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There are only a few things my son is crazy about doing, and since we can't fish, we must smoke! He's as bad as I am about wanting to do it all the time.
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lots of different smells in the kitchen right now! I think both of us will pop soon as well, we've been sampling quite a bit! :drool
     
  6. Man those look good have you tried the scarbelly-wings-buffalo-style my new favorite way to eat wings.
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    CB looks good I love smoking with cobb

    Richie
     
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, the cob flavor was different and we will be doing it again!
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love the variety and creativity! Point!

    Disco
     

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