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chicken for 40!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by ScotO, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. ScotO

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    Had a family reunion of sorts yesterday, hotter than hell out but still had a great time! Fired up the pit and cooked around 30lbs of thighs and drumsticks over a mix of applewood and white oak. That's my Dad in the one pic, this is his favorite way to cook chicken, hands down! He was salivating over it while cooking on the pit! We use a garlic/apple cider vinegar spray on the chicken, every time we flip it, we spray the vinegar on, every other flip it gets some garlic powder sprinkled on. Absolutely fantastic!! Took a couple pics of the chicken cooking and the damm battery died on my phone.....enjoy!

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  2. fishingpol

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    Serious yum factor there.

    I was looking at Dave's smoked pics earlier, and now I want to grill or smoke something for lunch. I think you pretty much sealed my grilling fate for the day.
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  3. thewoodlands

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    Looks great Scotty.

    zap
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  4. PapaDave

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    FOOOOOOD!
    I like the pic with your dad.
    Now the relative:cool: size of the pit can be seen.
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  5. ScotO

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    Thanks guys. PapaDave, the pit is around 6' x 3' (outside dimensions). As we were cooking out there yesterday I think I have a modification I want to do on the pit next year, to make it even more practical to cook on. I'll work on that design over the winter in the evenings sitting by my woodstove! ;) I have said it before, my firepit area in the backyard is probably one of the heaviest used rooms in my 'house' during the spring, summer, and fall... we cook on that damm thing a couple times a week. I gotta try that flounder with corn relish that Jags was talking about the other day on my shrimp post. Watching for a deal on flounder right now........:cool:
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    And we'll be watching for your floundering post.:cool:
    Oh, and the firepit mods, too.
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  7. DexterDay

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    Looks great Scotty.... That vinegar and garlic salt concoction sounds awesome!
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  8. ScotO

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    It's PHE-nominal! And easy to do. Just get a food-grade sprayer bottle, fill it up with cider vinegar. Get a container of garlic powder (or you could mince up some garlic and use a brush to put it on). Every time you flip the chicken (around every 3 minutes or so is when I flip it), spray on that vinegar HEAVY. You only put the garlic powder on EVERY OTHER TIME YOU SPRAY the vinegar. Unless you REALLY REALLY love garlic! I love garlic, but I also value my wife's affections. :eek: Too much garlic, and that affection is non-existent until my breath is back to normal.....;em
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  9. DexterDay

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    I hear ya... Our local watering hole has some of the best Hot-Garlic wings.... I could eat them daily.......

    But I would also be a divorced man. So I try to only get them, every so often :)

    Everything in Moderation. . .
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  10. DianeB

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    the garlic/cider spray sounds great - Is that a PA thing - never heard of it before. great way to do chicken
  11. ScotO

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    Diane, the local amusement park (which has been open for probably close to a hundred years) has been doing the vinegar spray ever since my family can remember. I added the garlic twist to it, and the rest is history. Every family gathering we have now, they request "pit chicken"!
  12. DexterDay

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    What park are you near Scotty?
  13. ScotO

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    Delgrosso's Amusement Park. The family that makes Delgrosso's Spagetti Sauce bought out a small amusement park that is directly across the highway from their sauce plant. It was known as Bland's Park for decades. I know the Delgrosso's very well, friends of mine. Look it up on the 'net. I think they have a website. Very nice community park for the kids...
  14. ScotO

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    Back in the 1920's, auto racing was HUGE in this area. There was a world-renowned track just two miles away from my house. The footprint of this track is still there to this day, if you can get past the weeds and what-not. Here's a video about that track.

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    You know ......we consider ourselves one big family around here...... Not too far to Pennsylvania from here, you can't be too far from Gamma and a bunch of other members.. .... Just saying, I do love thighs and drumsticks! Looks great!
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  16. ScotO

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    I said we gotta have a GTG here in the Northeast somewhere.....ta hell with bringin the chainsaws, lets just bring FOOD....
  17. Stax

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    Scotty, I'm down. Just say when.
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  18. ScotO

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    We can figure.something out, lets start a planning stage. Maybe this coming spring......
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  20. Jack Straw

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    I'll start killing squirrels, possums, turtles, etc......;lol
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    "Hearthstock 2012- 3 days of love, peace and no creosote"
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  22. Stax

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    Although planning would favor a sping GTG, I say we start the Spring vs. Fall GTG. Don't know about you, but I love pits even more during the fall.
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  23. ScotO

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    Lets discuss. Main thing we gotta do is pick a location. What are your thoughts?
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    Thought that was already picked. The original keyhole fire pit in Central PA.
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  25. DexterDay

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    Yep.... I'm in too.... Have Truck, will travel :)

    Would be a good time.

    And I thought I would feel out of place... Sounds just like home ;)

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