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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby bsooner75 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 am

Also, I don't brine chickens overnight. Maybe 4-5 hours. Turkeys go overnight.


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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:50 am

I would inject the bird the night before but not brine. Not knowing the % of solution already in the bird is why I say this. The injection they use is chicken flavor if you want your Tony's flavor your'e gonna need to use it.
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:26 am

Thanks, KAM, and very good point :tup: All I am looking for with this particular cook is moisture - - - most of the participants wouldn't know the different in flavors anyhow. :D
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:39 pm

Well, Pardnahs, the Bird was a total FAIL IMHO - - - - breast meat was tolerable but everything else was tough and chewy - - - - this could only be because the Fat Hen was a POS - - - - I will be throwing most everything away except a few leftover breast slices and I WILL NOT EVER BUY anther Hard Frozen, Injected, Fat Hen AGAIN :whiteflag:
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby bondobill » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:06 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:Well, Pardnahs, the Bird was a total FAIL IMHO - - - - breast meat was tolerable but everything else was tough and chewy - - - - this could only be because the Fat Hen was a POS - - - - I will be throwing most everything away except a few leftover breast slices and I WILL NOT EVER BUY anther Hard Frozen, Injected, Fat Hen AGAIN :whiteflag:


Yep...been there done that OUP. :roll:
A while back I couldn't find any fresh whole cluckers in my town. Settled for a couple Tysons solution injected birds which where frozen. YUCK!!!!
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby Txdragon » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:31 pm

Don't give up!!!
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:41 pm

Yup, Wild Bill, me thinks it twas that Chick that messed everything up :laughing7: T-Drag, I'll not give up I'll just go back and dance with the Chick that brung me AKA Beer Can Fresh HEB Bird. - - - the thing that bit me in the hinny was that I was looking for a LARGE Sheeken and didn't want to go to a young Turkey - - - next time I'll do two Fresh cluckers instead of one Hormone Babe :chef:
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby woodenvisions » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:45 pm

Next one will be OUT OF THE PARK like Big Poppy hittin a grand slam over da green monster !!!

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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:03 pm

Was it a Pilgrim Pride? We have had good luck with them doing the can method.
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:55 am

Honestly, KAM, I don't have a clue - - - it was the "only" Fat Hens that HEB had and my shopping method that day was just get the biggest one - - I was suspicious from the minute that I removed the wrapping - - it just didn't look, feel or flex like what I am used to :dont: I'll be makiing a run to HEB very soon and I'll try and remember to check the name :scratch:

Footnote: after a two hour 300 degree cook on the can throne, the wings and the legs had to be cut off the body - - - nothing was tender and falling off of the bone anywhere on the carcass - - it required a sharp knife at every location :banghead:
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:23 pm

One more comment on that FIASCO yesterday and then I'll s'hup :angryfire: Just got back from HEB and picking up my Chile Farmer Throw Down Stuff. I made a swing by the frozen food case that held the birds like I fixed and the only label I could find on those so called Fat Hens was a sticker that folded over like a small envelope. The Name on that sticker was Great Outdoors.

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I usually make Diablos, Sammies or Quesadillas from my beer can leftovers but THESE ALL went into the trash. :whiteflag: :banghead:

Now I just need to pick up a double beer can rack so I can do two birds at the same time when the need arises. :tup:
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Re: A Word on my Bird

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:39 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:Honestly, KAM, I don't have a clue - - - it was the "only" Fat Hens that HEB had and my shopping method that day was just get the biggest one - - I was suspicious from the minute that I removed the wrapping - - it just didn't look, feel or flex like what I am used to :dont: I'll be makiing a run to HEB very soon and I'll try and remember to check the name :scratch:

Footnote: after a two hour 300 degree cook on the can throne, the wings and the legs had to be cut off the body - - - nothing was tender and falling off of the bone anywhere on the carcass - - it required a sharp knife at every location :banghead:


Yikes.

Maybe it was a rooster that died a natural death. :shock:
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