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Old 03-11-2008, 08:51 AM   #21
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I'm a big rib BBQer and haven't ever tried to smoke chicken. Just curious, do you guys brine it prior to smoking? I know that it would make a more juicy, tender bird, but also makes the skin rubbery...
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:26 PM   #22
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I'm a big rib BBQer and haven't ever tried to smoke chicken. Just curious, do you guys brine it prior to smoking? I know that it would make a more juicy, tender bird, but also makes the skin rubbery...
Some do, some don't. It's a personal choice. If you smoke indirect at a fairly high heat...around 300, the meat really won't dry out.
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I'm a big rib BBQer and haven't ever tried to smoke chicken. Just curious, do you guys brine it prior to smoking? I know that it would make a more juicy, tender bird, but also makes the skin rubbery...
I have brined my chicken the same way I do my turkey

apple juice
smashed garlic cloves
black peppercorns
springs of fresh thyme, parlsey, and sage
orange slices
lemon slices
lime slices
brown sugar
kosher salt

Dissolve on stove - cool completely - then brine. It has the most wonderful apple "nose" to it!
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