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Marwendholt
10-14-2013, 09:01 AM
The local conservation club had a dine and dance this weekend, and since I am a director at the club I decided no more fried chicken dinner, time to fire up the pit that my dad and his brothers built when he was President of the club.
We cleaned and brined the chicken using a simple salt and sugar brine on Friday after work. Then on Saturday we fired up the pit and got the grates cleaned around 11. We seasoned the chickens with Famous Daves and it went on around one. Finished it up around 3:30, and it was delicious.


http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/darwen45/20131012_115913_zpsb15ced17.jpg

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/darwen45/20131012_131540_zps21ce403d.jpg

For those who cook on open pits, racks like ours are very handy for flipping chicken, the empty rack on the end is place over the rack with chicken on it and then two guys can flip the whole rack at once.

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/darwen45/20131012_150440_zps56f1b8d2.jpg

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg600/darwen45/20131012_144050_zpsf740dfcf.jpg

Sorry for no sauced pics, it got rather busy around finishing time. Thanks for looking.

sliding_billy
10-14-2013, 09:03 AM
Looks real good. I am all for no sauce, so no need to apologize for that.

peeps
10-14-2013, 09:10 AM
That's a damn lot of chicken! Looks great, too!

93vpmod
10-14-2013, 09:23 AM
Very nice and for a Good cause!

Bonewagon
10-14-2013, 09:24 AM
Good lookin' yardbirds. :thumb:

J'ville Grill
10-14-2013, 10:52 AM
Now that's some great looking chicken there! Beautiful golden brown and looks delicious. No need to be sorry, who needs sauce?

dano
10-14-2013, 10:54 AM
Looks great!

Jethro1
10-14-2013, 11:06 AM
That's a sweet pit. Are those all refractory bricks?

cowgirl
10-14-2013, 11:36 AM
Great looking birds and pit! I'm a no sauce fan too.

Marwendholt
10-14-2013, 12:25 PM
That's a sweet pit. Are those all refractory bricks?

I'm not really sure what kind of bricks they are for sure, I think they are the ones used to line fire places in houses. I was only about 5 or 6 when the pit was built. It was hardly used anymore, mainly to burn trash much to my dad and my disgust, but we're going to change that.

DerHusker
10-14-2013, 12:28 PM
A little Chicken Pron! :shock:

Dauvis
10-14-2013, 12:52 PM
Even without sauce, the chicken looks delicious.

BobM
10-14-2013, 01:07 PM
Very nice! :thumb:

el_matt
10-14-2013, 01:47 PM
Looks great. Something about the flavor of chicken cooked on those pits, can't be duplicated.

Matt

Tonybel
10-14-2013, 01:49 PM
Nice job!