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Smoker recipes?

Posted By: coalminer

Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 02:38 AM

Got smoker ready last week end. Whatís a simple chicken recipe to start with?
Thanks in advance!
Posted By: nvwrangler

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 02:42 AM

Pulled pork lol
Posted By: K9BeavCoon

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 02:44 AM

I like to use Yardbird rub on my chickens. I like to do poultry hard/fast and spatchcocked on the smoker to keep em moist. My buddy prefers the beerbutt chicken. My suggestion that if youíre just starting smoking, grab some pork. I think itís much more forgiving. Grab a pork shoulder and do some pulled pork, or some ribs rubbed down with Sweet Rub of Mine. Also check out HowToBBQRight, heís got some good tips and recipes on there.Good luck.
Posted By: danvee

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 03:01 AM

My pork always comes out great chicken is great but the skin is like leather not sure what to do to change that maybe baste it while smoking??
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 03:02 AM

I think we already answered this. smile

https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6575193/1/meat-smoker
Posted By: Pike River

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 10:14 AM

Originally Posted by danvee
My pork always comes out great chicken is great but the skin is like leather not sure what to do to change that maybe baste it while smoking??

The skin will be leathery because of the low temperature and humidity. You can do 1 of two things. 1)after the bird is sufficiently smoked put it into a 450* oven that has preheated for 1/2 an hour (some will put an over tile on the top rack and put the bird under that) leave in for about 15-20 minutes or 2) remove the skin, slice it up, fry it up and add it back to the chicken (this is what I do). Also helps distribute the flavor of the rub you used.
Posted By: Pike River

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 10:17 AM

Originally Posted by coalminer
Got smoker ready last week end. Whatís a simple chicken recipe to start with?
Thanks in advance!

I brine my poultry. 1c salt, 1c brown sugar, 1/2c pepper. Let that brine for a day. Pat the bird dry, schmear with cheap yellow mustard and apply liberally with your favorite rub. The mustard is just holding it on, doesn't add flavor. Smoke at about 225*.

Also....try to make sure the smoke is not "milky" you goal should be for whispy blue smoke. Hope that makes sense.
Posted By: Getting There

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 12:39 PM

I only did fish, use enough salt to float and egg, I used green apple or cherry. The oiler the fish the longer in the brine. I always hang my fish. I haven't smoked fish in years.
Posted By: Wright Brothers

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 12:43 PM

You guys using cherry. Wild Cherry or Fruit Cherry?
Perhaps I should rather ask. Is Wild Cherry wood ok for smoking?
If so I have a bunch.
Posted By: Pike River

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 12:48 PM

Wild chert will be fine. Take as much of the bark off that you reasonably can.
Posted By: Wright Brothers

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 12:56 PM

Thanks Pike. We have a bunch around here.
Think I'll try "not" to dry out some deer meat.
Posted By: Duckstick80

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 01:16 PM

Anyone try pecan for smoking chicken? I bought some pecan and cherry Bradley biscuits to try. Im going to smoke three on each one and see how they turn out.
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 01:23 PM

Originally Posted by Duckstick80
Anyone try pecan for smoking chicken? I bought some pecan and cherry Bradley biscuits to try. Im going to smoke three on each one and see how they turn out.

See my recipe in the link above. 3 parts pecan, 1 part cherry
Posted By: l1ranger

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 01:24 PM

pork shoulder is probably the easiest thing, like they said above

a quick and easy recipe - get a bone in pork shoulder, about 8 or 9 lbs - rinse it off, pat it dry, rub with mustard then season with a rub you like.

on the smoker at 225 or 250 - at about 3 hours, take a peak. Once you get the crust where you like it, wrap it all in foil to finish it off.
hold the temperature steady and check it at about 6 hours again. its ready when it easily pulls apart and off the bone

dogs love the bones
Posted By: yukonal

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 06:07 PM

Beer Can Chicken on the smoker.
Posted By: CGilliam

Re: Smoker recipes? - 10/10/19 07:24 PM

Chip over at Light'em Up Outdoors does a lot of this on his channel. Great guy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1_SjQgZcJjyDRmRYu71WqA
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