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cowgirl
12-27-2012, 09:47 PM
This is domestic duck. I brined in Mad Hunky poultry brine overnight..

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/064_zps0ac7e331.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/068_zps1d08a30e.jpg

then sprinkled with Mad Hunky General Purpose rub...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/003_zps6646750c.jpg

used the BPS drum... (still love this thing. :))
My old drum is being neglected!

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/015_zps26309363.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/034_zpsafe14167.jpg

received a box from friends in Germany so I gave the spatzle and salad dressing a try..


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/017_zpsd297eb59.jpg


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This was my first taste of the Mad Hunky brine, I really liked it!
Also loved the spatzel. :)


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/056_zps698ad4dc.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/BPS%20Drum/062_zps7759fb90.jpg

I pretty much love smoked duck. :)

Thanks for looking!

BBQ Bandit
12-27-2012, 09:49 PM
You tease!!!!


Looks marbelous (Billy Crystal mod)

IamMadMan
12-27-2012, 09:51 PM
Great looking meal..... Congratulations on a great cook.

cowgirl
12-27-2012, 09:53 PM
You tease!!!!


Looks marbelous (Billy Crystal mod)

lol Thanks!! :becky:

Great looking meal..... Congratulations on a great cook.

Thank you!! I hope to make gumbo with some of the duck. :)

Hoss
12-27-2012, 09:55 PM
Lookin good Miss Jeanie. I am sure you promptly disposed of the renderings in that drip pan! :rolleyes:

code3rrt
12-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Yummmmmmmmmmmmm! nice cook Jeanie!

cowgirl
12-27-2012, 10:04 PM
Lookin good Miss Jeanie. I am sure you promptly disposed of the renderings in that drip pan! :rolleyes:

lol Hoss that's my favorite part! :becky: Thanks! :thumb:

Yummmmmmmmmmmmm! nice cook Jeanie!
Thanks Code3! :becky:

Bluesman
12-27-2012, 10:08 PM
Outstanding......what internal do you cook duck to. My wife loves duck. This must be done.

cowgirl
12-27-2012, 10:23 PM
Outstanding......what internal do you cook duck to. My wife loves duck. This must be done.

Thanks! I like to bring them to 165F or until the juices run clear. The skin on this one was crisp in places and not so crisp in others. I should have taken the time to crisp it up but I was hungry. :redface::-D

martyleach
12-27-2012, 10:27 PM
Looks great Jeanie. I just love duck but haven't been duck hunting in years so have to rely on friends to give me a duck or two..... not often! Wonderful flavor and fat to die for. Can't wait for the next one.

cowgirl
12-27-2012, 10:58 PM
Looks great Jeanie. I just love duck but haven't been duck hunting in years so have to rely on friends to give me a duck or two..... not often! Wonderful flavor and fat to die for. Can't wait for the next one.

Marty Thanks! I love duck fat too. Hope you are able to go hunting again soon!! It's nice of your friends to share with ya though. :thumb:

Mdboatbum
12-27-2012, 11:04 PM
Beautiful. Added to the ever growing to-do list.

pwa
12-27-2012, 11:50 PM
Never had duck but after seeing this it on my list to try! Fantastic looking grub!!

pwa

gtr
12-27-2012, 11:59 PM
Very nice Jeanie! :clap2: The food looks amazing, and aside from that, the BPS drum and the custom grate are sa-weet!

I've eaten and enjoyed duck, but never have cooked it. I've been thinking about trying that as well as goose.

frognot
12-28-2012, 01:12 AM
I hope to make gumbo with some of the duck. :)

Would love some quacker gumbo but duck hunting is the most miserable sport i know (plus i really s*ck at hitting flying animals).

Phubar
12-28-2012, 02:21 AM
Smoked to perPhection...love that pink colour!
Nice care package!

garyk1398
12-28-2012, 06:30 AM
Looks great as usual Jeanie! Is that one of your ducks or buy it somewhere?

shirknwrk
12-28-2012, 07:21 AM
Love smoked duck...and that one looks really lovable!

chicagokp
12-28-2012, 07:45 AM
That looks really good. What other prep do you perform on the duck? Any scoring? Or you are just cooking like a chicken?

NorthwestBBQ
12-28-2012, 07:51 AM
I'm going to brag on you! :-P

pmad
12-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Very nice

fantomlord
12-28-2012, 08:45 AM
looks great, Jeanie!

what was your pit temp, and do you remember about how long it took?

Bob in St. Louis
12-28-2012, 08:49 AM
Yea, that's looks awesome. I've never done a duck, but it's on my list.
Love that grate too!

PatAttack
12-28-2012, 09:37 AM
Jeanie, that looks sublime!

I have to ask, what do you use the drippings for??

cheez
12-28-2012, 10:06 AM
Looks delicious Jeanie! I love duck!

cowgirl
12-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Thank you Mdboatbum and pwa!

Very nice Jeanie! :clap2: The food looks amazing, and aside from that, the BPS drum and the custom grate are sa-weet!

I've eaten and enjoyed duck, but never have cooked it. I've been thinking about trying that as well as goose.
Thanks Greg! I am really lovin' the drum and grate. :becky:

Would love some quacker gumbo but duck hunting is the most miserable sport i know (plus i really s*ck at hitting flying animals).
lol I know what you mean! Duck hunting can get kind of miserable at times. My feet usually get cold and wet. :laugh: Thanks Frognot!

Thank you Phu and Shirkinwrk! :-D

Looks great as usual Jeanie! Is that one of your ducks or buy it somewhere?
Gary thanks! Got this one from my farriers wife. It's a pekin meat duck.

That looks really good. What other prep do you perform on the duck? Any scoring? Or you are just cooking like a chicken?

Thank you Chicagokp! I usually prick it all over with a fork. Seems to help the fat drain faster and gets the skin crisp.

cowgirl
12-28-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm going to brag on you! :-P

lol Michael thanks!! :hug:

Pmad thank you!! :-D

looks great, Jeanie!

what was your pit temp, and do you remember about how long it took?

Thank you Fantomlord! I cooked it at 325F. Didn't keep track of the time but it was probably around 2 hours. I was busy making the side dish and didn't keep a close eye on it. Sorry!!



Yea, that's looks awesome. I've never done a duck, but it's on my list.
Love that grate too!

Thank you Bob!! :-D

Jeanie, that looks sublime!

I have to ask, what do you use the drippings for??

Pat Thanks!! The drippings are so flavorful.. I like to use it for gumbo.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=142729



Looks delicious Jeanie! I love duck!


Thanks you Cheez! :-D

cbuck1
12-29-2012, 06:59 PM
I love duck and yours looks fantastic. I'm doing my best not to drool on my keyboard.

I'm surprised the skin was crisp in places, though. When I smoke poultry, the skin gets leathery and virtually inedible. Am I doing something wrong? Maybe it's because I usually put a mustard-based paste on it.

How much did it weigh, how long did it take to smoke and at what temp?

jasonjax
12-29-2012, 07:07 PM
As said, this may inspire me to try some duck also. Looks fantastic, and I totally dig on the customized rig!

fantomlord
12-30-2012, 07:16 AM
I love duck and yours looks fantastic. I'm doing my best not to drool on my keyboard.

I'm surprised the skin was crisp in places, though. When I smoke poultry, the skin gets leathery and virtually inedible. Am I doing something wrong? Maybe it's because I usually put a mustard-based paste on it.

How much did it weigh, how long did it take to smoke and at what temp?

what temperature do you cook your birds at? usually rubbery skin is from too low a pit temp.

Big George's BBQ
12-30-2012, 07:23 AM
That looks Great I love spatzel and duck Have not had either in a while

TuscaloosaQ
12-30-2012, 07:35 AM
Cowgirl, that looks awesome!!!! Never had duck in my life.... but i would most certainly take a big bite of that :clap2:

cmcadams
12-30-2012, 08:17 AM
I wish my wife would eat duck... This looks great, and I would love to make duck more than I get to.

htrisna
12-30-2012, 11:42 AM
Who made your custom lettered cast iron grate? That just looked sharp.

cowgirl
12-30-2012, 12:18 PM
Thanks friends!!


I love duck and yours looks fantastic. I'm doing my best not to drool on my keyboard.

I'm surprised the skin was crisp in places, though. When I smoke poultry, the skin gets leathery and virtually inedible. Am I doing something wrong? Maybe it's because I usually put a mustard-based paste on it.

How much did it weigh, how long did it take to smoke and at what temp?

Thanks Craig, I didn't weigh the bird, smoked it at 325F until the juices ran clear. About 2 hours. I like smoking poultry at 325 or higher. The meat doesn't benefit from a low heat smoke like brisket or pulled pork. IMO
The high heat helps crisp the skin. Thanks again!

Cowgirl, that looks awesome!!!! Never had duck in my life.... but i would most certainly take a big bite of that :clap2:

Thank you TQ, I hope you give it a try. Domestic duck has a lot more meat and more fat than a wild one but both are tasty. :-D

Who made your custom lettered cast iron grate? That just looked sharp.

Matt at Meyer Metal Works made the grate..
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133311

I love the thing! Have been using it in my BPS drum, my old drum is being neglected. lol


Thanks again everyone!

Mad Max
12-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Amazing looking duck! Love the new smoker and grate, too!

cowgirl
12-30-2012, 12:50 PM
Amazing looking duck! Love the new smoker and grate, too!

Thank you Max! It's good to see you!

juslearning
12-30-2012, 12:54 PM
Fantastic as always Jeanie!!! I had missed the gumbo thread so I am glad you referenced it again here. I would love to try the duck and I love a good gumbo. Great job!!!!

cowgirl
12-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Fantastic as always Jeanie!!! I had missed the gumbo thread so I am glad you referenced it again here. I would love to try the duck and I love a good gumbo. Great job!!!!
Thanks!!
Gumbo is one of my favorite comfort foods. :-D

GARNAAL
12-30-2012, 02:49 PM
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149726

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jestridge
12-30-2012, 03:03 PM
Have you ever tried a Muscovy duck I have several of them some claim they have less fat.

cbuck1
12-30-2012, 03:49 PM
what temperature do you cook your birds at? usually rubbery skin is from too low a pit temp.

around 250, give or take 25. I see Jeanie smokes hers at 325. I'll have to try that.

cowgirl
12-30-2012, 04:26 PM
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149726

https://public.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pAimsXPRjpFEjUa4FqpOtwLHTuknqti30KkAmdQm3VOOkWcd VsU09d2uTDVl40hXSKV6B08kONC5Dbl7S9ncuVw/HPIM5395r.JPG?psid=1

lol No I didn't listen. :doh: I did stay away from martinis though. Your duck looks great! :thumb: Thanks! :becky:

Have you ever tried a Muscovy duck I have several of them some claim they have less fat.

I've only had the domestic muscovies, farm raised. They do have less fat than a pekin or meat duck. They're pretty tasty, the breast is the best part IMO.

around 250, give or take 25. I see Jeanie smokes hers at 325. I'll have to try that.

The 325F is the low end for me... I smoke poultry at 350 and 375 too.
Good luck with it Craig!

westy
12-30-2012, 11:29 PM
Beautiful job!

fingerlickin'
12-31-2012, 12:35 AM
That looks great Jeanie! Not sure how this one snuck by me. :thumbup:

Mrfish
12-31-2012, 07:33 AM
Wow Jeanie, that looks fantastic. My dad loves duck and use to make it all the time. I am going to try this for him. Spatzel too? Bonus! I will also have to make a run to the Polish delicatessen in Chicago next time there.

Thanks for sharing!

BBQMaverick
12-31-2012, 11:32 AM
Jeanie,

Very nice and love that personalized COWGIRL touch on your smoker. You have got it going on out in the panhandle thats for sure.

Do you waterfowl hunt at all ?

I was down by one of my big slews late Saturday and ducks were flyin all over. I don't go much any more but here are 2 of my favorite waterfowl partners (Hank aka yella on the left was about as good as it gets in his prime. Buddy black lab on right always liked the in the blind a little more).

Hope yall have a happy year and great 2013

Rick

Mo-Dave
12-31-2012, 01:32 PM
Looks good to me. What flavor wood did you use?
Dave

Paulie G.
12-31-2012, 01:39 PM
Ah, a most excellent spread. Must have been delicious.

cowgirl
12-31-2012, 01:48 PM
Thank you Westy and Jason! :-D


Wow Jeanie, that looks fantastic. My dad loves duck and use to make it all the time. I am going to try this for him. Spatzel too? Bonus! I will also have to make a run to the Polish delicatessen in Chicago next time there.

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Ron!! I would love to visit a polish delicatessen some day. Can't imagine all of the goodies they would have. I would love it! If you go, please take pics for me. :becky:

Jeanie,

Very nice and love that personalized COWGIRL touch on your smoker. You have got it going on out in the panhandle thats for sure.

Do you waterfowl hunt at all ?

I was down by one of my big slews late Saturday and ducks were flyin all over. I don't go much any more but here are 2 of my favorite waterfowl partners (Hank aka yella on the left was about as good as it gets in his prime. Buddy black lab on right always liked the in the blind a little more).

Hope yall have a happy year and great 2013

Rick

Rick Thanks!! Hank and Buddy are good looking fellas!! I love duck hunting but I don't go often enough. Sometimes my little windmill pond is a good spot to get them. I have border collies so they are no help at all with hunting. lol
Thanks about the grate and everything. It's quiet out here but that's the way I like it. :-D Hope you have a great 2013 too! :thumb:

Looks good to me. What flavor wood did you use?
Dave

Thank you Dave! I used apple on this cook. It was pretty mild.

cowgirl
12-31-2012, 01:49 PM
Ah, a most excellent spread. Must have been delicious.

Paulie G, Thank you! Hope you have a great 2013!

JD McGee
12-31-2012, 02:47 PM
I have never had duck...:icon_blush: Guess that may have to change soon after seeing yours...looks delicious Jeanie! :thumb:

cowgirl
12-31-2012, 02:59 PM
I have never had duck...:icon_blush: Guess that may have to change soon after seeing yours...looks delicious Jeanie! :thumb:

Thanks JD, hope you give it a try! Also hope the venison stuff was helpful.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!! :-D

Richtee
01-25-2013, 06:13 PM
I missed this Jeanie... sorry! Glad the Mad Hunky Brine was a welcome addition to your meal. And those noodles... I LOVE those. My Great aunt was German... she made the best spatzle!

cowgirl
01-25-2013, 06:20 PM
Thanks Rich! I really love your poultry brine. Good stuff! :thumb:

Mark R
01-25-2013, 07:22 PM
As always off the chart -N- outa the park Jeanie! Nice work.:clap::clap: