VFW Picnic Chicken Cook on the Pit

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by chef willie, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, it's in the history books and I'm happy to say I pulled it off (with help, of course) with no complaints and nobody spit the bird out. A big Thanks to JJ for encouraging me to use his chicken mop instead of the Cornell mop and for his brine recipe as well. A very good combo indeed and I even used the raw egg, which I had doubts about. We did 80 pounds of chicken quarters with some larger pieces separated for a total of 113 pieces of chicken. Happy to report not ONE piece of chicken was left when I left the event at 2 PM. It hit about 90 degrees out and the pit was throwing big time heat so grates were moved around and a quick fix with some extra bricks to elevate the grate a bit to keep flare ups to a minimum. The hot links were scarfed down by the crew and others stopping by to see the cook, so 5 pounds of those went quick....Willie

    Motley Crew


    about 1/3rd of the bird on


    chow time in the hall


    doing what I do best now....

     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats Willie!!!

    I knew everything would go Great !![​IMG]

    Looks Mighty Tasty!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Also glad you're taking good care of my Brothers!!---------------[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  3. It all looks good. Nothing like a bunch of happy people with full bellies.

    I have not seen anything JJ uses that isn't tasty.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  4. Great cook and Great cause for the VFW. 
     
  5. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everybody.....a good time was had by all
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great Willie and thanks also for taking care of our fellow Vets. [​IMG]    

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    DS 
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great spread Willie!!! You did a fine job and I'm sure everyone enjoyed your smoke! Points to you for providing a great meal for our Vets!
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looked like a heck of a good time [​IMG]  , and the food , [​IMG]  yummy [​IMG].

    A good time for all . . .

    Have fun and . . .
     
  9. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow!  What a great feed for our military!
     
  10. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    When my step dad passed away a few years ago the VFW gave him a full military funeral. He was in the RAF during WW2. They even got a bagpiper to play that day, as the piper started playing a light dusting of snow started falling. There wasn't a dry eye there...

    Thanks for taking care of our past heros...
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good job Willie!

    Another thanks to you for taking care of our vets and their families who also served right along with us!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     

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