Today's Smoke W/q-view!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by travcoman45, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's todays smoke: I did two whole chickens and a dozen turkey legs. The turkey legs are for the guys at work and finished them off with a Mahogany sauce. The chicken was excellent. Momma said it's the best thing I've done yet!

    Here's the birds in the smoker after brine and rub.

    About 3/4ths of the way through the smoke! Oh, it was hard to wait!

    Turkey legs coolin off a bit, then I added the Mahogany sauce, they better appreciate these, otherwise I'd eat em!

    Here's the birds after a nice rest under aluminum foil, the house smelled o so good!

    Here's the meal, the two birds ready to eat and a big dutch oven of my homemade baked beans! Supper was diffenatly a hit I think! Sure taseted good after a day spent cleanin carpets!

    Got to try out the new Maverick wireless thermometer, bought it for monitoring the smoker temps while I'm busy doin other things, worked very well!
  2. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Everything looks really good. I'm wishing I had a couple of those leg right now! [​IMG]

    How long was everything in for?
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Took 4:55 to hit 165* internal with a smoker temp of 250*. Was worth the wait though!
  4. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I figured after chattin with you that you posted some pic's. Looks great, I love smoked chicken and turkey legs. I got a good deal on some turkey thighs awhile back brined and smoked OH MAN..................................
  5. Did you brine any or all of that Trav? If so can you share?


  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Joe: Here is the brine I use:

    Poultry Brine:
    1 1/2 Gal Water
    1/2 C Salt
    1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Onion Powder
    2 tsp Cajun Spice
    2 tsp Celery Salt

    Brined overnight.

    Poultry Injection Recipe:
    1/2 Pkg Good Seasons Italian Dressing
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Celery Salt
    2 TBS melted Butter
    2 C Apple Cider

    Rub: Southern Comfort brand.

    Spritz Recipe:
    8 oz Apple Cider
    6 oz Water
    4 oz Whiskey
    2 oz Cider Vinegar

    I spritz each hour.

    Now you all have my secret recipe, you are sworn to silence upon pain of death!

  7. Thanks for the recipe trav...I am doing a turkey in the morning. I am going to use your brine and add some OJ. Thanks for the hints!!![​IMG]
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  9. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Joe: No problem glad to help. Hope it comes out good for you! Jeez, the pressures on, for Easter dinner no less!

  10. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    travcoman, thks for parting with that. i will add that to my list of things to smoke. list is gettin pretty long i tell ya
  11. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    GREAT lookin smoke ya got there!!!
  12. dono

    dono Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    that there is some fine looking vittles, can't wait to fire my smoker up, but gotta wait till I can see it from under the snow :-(
  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent looking grub!![​IMG] I have two of those Dutch ovens like yours. Some of my fovorite cookware ever!. Keith

  14. djbman

    djbman Newbie

    Are they hiring? Thems some good looking eats!

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