Any chance to try something new appeals to me when it comes to the Q. All the hardened competition vets who do the same thing every time and never tweak a thing just don't get it in my opinion. The only thing that stops EVOLUTION is EXTINCTION my friends. TRASHAMANIA is still running wild so I'm still ticking. DJ BBQ inspired me to fire up the UDS and crack open a cold one from the produce section. Check out the process from the TYWBBQ R&D lab.
I did the same cut as described in the video. Turns out is was about and inch too high from my smoker even on the low grate since this particular model has a hinged, flat lid. After chopping off a bit at the top it fit just fine.
I went bare-bones on this cook as I was just interested in how the pineapple added to the mix. All I did was coat the yard bird in EVOO and applied a light rub of Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin. 4.5 hours on the redneck microwave using hickory chunks was all it took. 4 hours would have been fine but the TrashWife is a germ and pink-meatophobe so she insists everything be overcooked--she has broken me at this point so I left it on for 30 extra minutes! As a control I did a package of 4 thighs exactly the same without the rub for about 2 hours.
I just had to include this pic...not sure in the chickadee was giving birth to that pineapple or dumping it out!! You decide Q'Believer!! See...told you gettin funky was fun!
Our boy Rob from Chicken Chokers BBQ Team dropped us a line on Facebook saying he was diggin the color. Who am I to argue with a brother in arms?!? He should have tasted it--even better. You could definitely get some of the fruit notes towards the thighs and bottom of the breast and the smell through out the bird was excellent. Even with the prerequisite spouse directed vaporization of the bird it was still damn juicy. I would strongly suggest that you Old Skewl BBQ guys save a beer and let the chicken ride a pineapple next time! Big thanks to DJ BBQ for putting me on the path with this one!!
LOVE, PEACE and SMOKE