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SteelSmokin 12-08-2012 05:26 PM

Question about smoked duck?
I've never smoked a duck so I need to lean on the Brethern. Internal temp rub no rub and any other ideas y'all have. Thanks in advance!!!!

smokeyokie 12-08-2012 05:30 PM

Wild or not? whole or breasted?:confused:

centexsmoker 12-08-2012 05:53 PM

I did a farm raised a few weeks ago. They have way more fat than wild. I brined it for 3 hours or so then smoked at 200 until 160 internal

SteelSmokin 12-08-2012 09:12 PM

Not wild whole.

SteelSmokin 12-08-2012 09:13 PM

Centexsmoker what kind of brine did use?

cowgirl 12-08-2012 09:50 PM

Love smoked duck. Definately use a drip pan or render the fat first.
I saved the dripping from the last one I smoked to use in my gumbo. :grin:


centexsmoker 12-08-2012 10:15 PM


Originally Posted by SteelSmokin (Post 2291927)
Centexsmoker what kind of brine did use?

1 Gallon (4 liters) Water
1 Cup (225 Grams) Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup (125 grams) Sugar
(this is all you need but I add the following on their advice in the book):

1 bunch of fresh Tarragon
1 bunch of Fresh Parsley
2 bay leaves
1 head of Garlic- Halved Horizontally
1 Onion- sliced
3tbsp/30 grams black pepper- lightly crushed
2 lemons- Halved (give a good squeeze as you toss then in)

Should be noted that any aromatic can be thrown in - Celery, Carrot, garlic, any herbs (stems are fine) are all good and the more the merrier.

combine all brine ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve all salts and sugars. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp. then put in fridge until chilled.

Add bird to the brine and weight it down with a plate or something that will keep the whole thing completely submerged for the appropriate brine time (see below).

Remove from brine, pat dry and let rest uncovered in the fridge for 2-24 hours. This is important as it forms the "pellicle" (tacky surface) that binds to the smoke flavor)

centexsmoker 12-08-2012 10:17 PM

the above brine is from the book "Charcuterie"

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