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Discussion in 'Poultry' started by knifebld, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Hey all,

    Had a nice and easy smoke this weekend with a couple of yard birds to make my first smoked club sandwiches. Here was my process (feel free to point out things I could of done better);

    Brined two 4 lbs birds for about 18 hours using the following;

    - 1 Gallon Water

    - 1 Cup Kosher Salt

    - 1/2 Cup Sugar

    - 8 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

    - 8 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary

    - 8 Sprigs Fresh Parsley

    - 15 Cloves of Garlic

    - 1 Onion (Diced)

    - 2 tbsp Coarse Black Pepper

    - 2 Lemons (Quartered)

    Then I butterflied them, spreaded mayonnaise over them and sprinkled on some of Jeff's rub;

    Smoked them with part Apple and part Hickory at 235F and spritzed with a mix of (Apple Juice, Water, Whiskey, and Apple Cider Vinegar) every 30 minutes.

    Finally pulled them off at an IT of 165F;

    Turned out incredibly moist. Got all my other ingredients out to make the Clubs.....and voila!

    I can honestly say this was by far the best club sandwiches that I have ever had! Family loved them!

    An easy smoke, but very tasty :)

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  2. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good!
  3. isucyclone

    isucyclone Fire Starter

    Wow, that looks amazing!  I can't wait for my tomatoes to ripen...this might have to be the first thing on the menu.  Did you use anything unique for a spread on the sandwich?
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking birds and sandwee!
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Chicken , Knifebld.

    I like the use of Mayo . . . may I suggest using Mayo on Corn . Pull back husk , cover liberally with Mayo and replace husk . Cook as usual , peel and enjoy. No Butter needed . . .[​IMG]    

    Have fun and . . .
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that's a good looking chicken. BUT, since you asked about improvements and this is just MHO, by the way, I'd lose that green s*** on the plate and substitute a nice mess of French Fries.....LMAO....Willie
  7. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic


    Now I did just have a salad for lunch, so this may be hypocritical of me.  But nothing beats a good sandwich with a side of fries.
  8. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    LMAO...I hear you loud and clear Willie, but had to compromise with the wife cause she is pushing the healthy eating for the next few months as we are booked for Jamaica in September.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014
  9. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    See, just when I though my smoke could not be any more perfect...you go and make me think that I could have played around with some type of unique spread! Damn you! LMAO

    So just used mayo as a spread...but I now have to change that up for the next time! Thanks isucyclone!!
  10. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Oldschool, that sounds great. Will definitely try this out when corn starts coming out in a month or so! Cheers!
  11. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    What is it with wives and health eating? Whats more healthy than smoked foods? I usually eat mine with a side of beer! [​IMG]
  12. isucyclone

    isucyclone Fire Starter

    HAHAHA, didn't mean to ruin your smoke for you! I am just always interested in trying new spreads and looking for new recipes.  That sandwich though...great idea for a smoked chicken!
  13. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Knifebld, that truly looks like a total success.  I gotta do some for the weekend, and just noticed this.  You have certainly set the standard that others need to aspire to.

    Great work!!

  14. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Frosty, means a lot! Cheers!
  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice that looks great!!!! 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  16. marshalbill

    marshalbill Newbie

    Mayonaisse!  That's a darned good idea....
  17. Looks incredible Knifebld. Well done. I'm mean not well done but... well you know what I mean.

    Although we're looking for internal temperature, I'm just curious how long roughly you had them on at the noted temp.

  18. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    No better sandwiches then sandwiches made from the breast of a spatched chicken.
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I can't believe I missed this post for 6 days!![​IMG]

    Those are Beautiful looking Birds & Awesome Club Sammies too!!![​IMG][​IMG]

    This is a Great Post !!!----------[​IMG]

    Thanks Knife!!

  20. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    LOL Thanks Bear!!

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