Spend 3 minutes and WATCH THIS VIDEO!! --> MARINE SALUTES ROLLING THUNDER
AMAZING mental and physical fortitude
NOW to ...Kickin' off MEMORIAL Day weekend with some BEERASS BIRDS (beer can chicken to most folk) - Fired up the BACKWOODS -- I used 'all natural' briquettes, which is not really true because WHAT is used as the binding agent?? I prefer to use LUMP, WICKED GOOD as my standard -- burns LONG, HOT and has MUCH LESS ASH than 'chemical-quetts',
However, for grilling and quick cooks (2 hours) I will use briquettes. I generally try to avoid the extra 'additives' on extended cooks.
EVERY man who considers himself a BBQ GUY must have a chimney starter
So, I wanted 300* but she kicked up to 450* while I was 'engaged' in other activities for about 40 minutes, we won't discuss that! I DID NOT use the water pan -- which caused the extreme temp jump -- so I quickly regulated down to 300* with the H20.
I did NOT USE the GURU on this cook -- wanted to practice 'naturally' -- below is the intake for hooking up the GURU fan
|Reminds SOME OF YOU OF YOUR COLLEGE DAYS!!??|
Cut the can with my handy GINSU (**TYWBBQ tip** OPEN BEER and pour into saucepan BEFORE CUTTING CAN!!!
'Craps Light' in a pan with salt/pepper/rub -- put HEATED liquid in 'can cups' before inserting into bird A$$
-- then I created two foil cups. WHY?
1. - to cover the potential shards
2. the cap opening would not be so ideal for holding the beer!
After cutting I foiled both 'cups'
Added a BIG OL' chunk of APPLE WOOD -- smoked for 2hrs and 15 minutes -- juice ran clear breast was above 170* (many use 165* as a safe zone) I tend to err on the side of caution.
After one hour I basted birds with the juices that were in the pans
You need SMELLAVISION!!
When birds reached temperature I PULLED THEM (use gloves *very HOT)-- mixed with some BLUES HOG ORIGINAL and shake of SIMPLY MARVELOUS SWEET SEDUCTION
SO MOIST -- sorry for the jaundice coloration of the photo!
Sooo...In the immortal words of Burgess Meredith whilst playing the beloved MICKEY in ROCKY, "WHAT ARE WE WAITIN' FOR??!!"
GET OUTSIDE AND START SHMOKIN~~
HOWEVER, take a moment NOW and ponder the meaning of MEMORIAL DAY. IN MEMORIAM - honoring those brave men and women who gave the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for us and our families.
Yours in Smoke~~