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Title: Yardbirds
Post by: hamiltont on August 01, 2011, 02:09:08 pm
Brined & stuffed a couple of yardbirds (chicken fryers) last weekend. Turned out fantastic! Here are a few pics...

Stuffed & ready for the smoker:
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k566/tjhamilton/BBQ/07-30-2011/DSCN2655.jpg)

Smokin' away with an IPA:
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k566/tjhamilton/BBQ/07-30-2011/DSCN2657.jpg)

Ready to come off @ 165F:
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k566/tjhamilton/BBQ/07-30-2011/DSCN2659.jpg)

Simple but delicious, and the brine made them so moist!
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k566/tjhamilton/BBQ/07-30-2011/DSCN2664.jpg)

Thanks for looking...  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: Yardbirds
Post by: dannyjed on August 01, 2011, 02:19:29 pm
Wow, that looks tasty!
Title: Re: Yardbirds
Post by: bluesman on August 01, 2011, 04:37:47 pm
Nothing better than a smoked yardbird from time to time.  :)

Looks tasty!
Title: Re: Yardbirds
Post by: jaybeerman on August 01, 2011, 05:05:09 pm
your recipe for the brine and rub?  looks great
Title: Re: Yardbirds
Post by: hamiltont on August 01, 2011, 05:58:15 pm
your recipe for the brine and rub?  looks great
The brine was pretty basic. 2/3 cup of kosher salt & 2/3 cup sugar per gallon of water. These took about 1.5 gallons. Then 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed.  The day before I brined them I brought a quart of the water to a boil, removed it from the heat, added the salt & sugar to dissolve it. Then added the remainder of the cold water & celery seed & placed it in the fridge to chill. The next day I cleaned the birds & put them in the brine for 12 hours. Removed & rinsed with cold water. Then I patted them dry with paper towels, stuffed with a basic sage stuffing & applied the rub. The rub is something I just threw together with chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, black pepper, season salt, kosher salt and celery seed.  Cheers!!!

Here's a pic of them in the brine:
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k566/tjhamilton/BBQ/07-30-2011/DSCN2646.jpg)
Title: Re: Yardbirds
Post by: jaybeerman on August 01, 2011, 06:04:05 pm
nice, thanks
Title: Re: Yardbirds
Post by: euge on August 01, 2011, 06:40:18 pm
Brining works really well with poultry and pork. Looks yummy.