Yoshida Game Hens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by meateater, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Well heres my X-mas smoke job. I brined these 4 birds for 16 hours with lemon and lime and kosher salt.
    Washed them good and into the Y-sauce original for 5 hours. I put them upside down and filled the cavity
    and kept basting them. Now onto the smoker till 170* with apple,cherry and maple wood combo. I took the
    leftover Y-sauce and reduced it down for a mop. I had a hummingbird keep watch over the smoke or he just
    liked the warmth, not sure. And of course here's the qview. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all!
     
  2. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good...How was the taste???
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We just love the game hens in our house. But the yoshida on game hens oh well let us know how they taste.
     
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I like it very much, kinda sweet, kinda salty. I use the skin and bones for a stock and just consume the meat.
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...




    Merry Christmas
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking birds, what smoking temp did you use?
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I smoked at 250* + - a bit for 2 1/2 hours according to my lid therm. I had my Weber style remote working the breast while I stayed indoors in the warmth. I pulled at 170* and foiled for 30 minutes.
     
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking hens! Love Yoshidas on poultry.... mmmm.
     
  10. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know what you are thinking...and there probably isn't enough meat on him for a Yoshida bath and apple wood smoke! [​IMG]
     
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great color, looks tasty.
    Went to pick up a few today to smoke tomorrow and the store was all out of them [​IMG]
     
  12. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Theres always squab! [​IMG]
     

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