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theeaterofshades

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Game Birds
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:45:31 PM »
Anyone have recipes for Duck/Goose/Pheasant?  What wood, brining mix, etc?

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Re: Game Birds
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 04:20:14 PM »
All lend themselves to drying out. So, I usually make jerky out of mine. Goose might be the exception if you have a whole goose. I don't goose hunt, but my kid does and I have been telling him for the past year that I want a whole one. But up until now, he usually only brings home the breasts.

I will say that they make awesome jerky because there is little sinew that can be hard to chew. It absorbs the spices and cure very well.

Here is a link to a thread that I recently did:
http://smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=2326.0

If you don't like the jerky idea, I would recommend brining and then wrapping in bacon similar to what you could do with boneless/skinless chicken breasts.
Gregg - Fargo, ND
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Re: Game Birds
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 01:34:41 PM »
Pheasants are kind of my thing and smoking is the only sure way to end up with a moist one IMO.  I marinate in a soy sauce, apple juice, brown sugar and garlic over night. Split the bird down the back and smoke breast up.  With the heat up, they should take under 2 hours to be done. 

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Re: Game Birds
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 11:25:11 PM »
Dave do you do skin on or off? I find its tough to keep the skin on while plucking. Would wrapped in bacon yield the same results?

I know its an old post. I will try it both ways, if I don't get a response.
Kevin
Lacey NJ

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Re: Game Birds
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 12:53:25 PM »
Kevin, sounds like you need a side by side comparison test to me....  :)
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Re: Game Birds
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 03:32:23 PM »
thats what I was thinking too
Kevin
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Re: Game Birds
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 05:35:34 PM »
Kevin,
If you go with bacon, use a very thin cut so that you get some smoke absorption.  The club that I go to picks my birds and does a fantastic job so the skin is still intact. 

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Re: Game Birds
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 09:20:19 PM »
good idea I will be trying it 1st week in Nov
Kevin
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