A long long time ago I had a roaster bird that did like 28 hours in a crock pot. I was making a pot of chicken chili. That thing was tougher than a rawhide bone.
I ended up putting in a pressure cooker for like 2 hrs and it finally made it pullable.
Was this bird enhanced? weight? Somedays I get my butt kicked....especially on this old bird.
Now I only smoke smaller and younger chickens around 5# or less. That is all we seem to buy in my hood.
I might chance suppliers and try again. Good luck and let us know how things turned out.
You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
KC I miss your advice.
Heavily medicated for your protection.
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