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Offline ChrisD46

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Smoked Whole Duck ?
« Reply #-1 on: November 06, 2017, 08:00:47 AM »
Thinking of trying a whole duck on the PBC - for those that have tried , what recipe do you use for brine , rub , etc. as well as what smoking wood ? I would imagine a duck to be more hearty accepting smoke than say chicken (which is easy to over smoke) ... Your thoughts ?

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Re: Smoked Whole Duck ?
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:14:37 AM »
I did some ducks for a friend many years ago on a 75 gallon UDS. I can just remember the amazing amount of fat that rendered in the bottom of my barrel.

Just wonder in the 30 gallon PBC how that would affect the coal bed...............
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Re: Smoked Whole Duck ?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 08:46:38 AM »
I did some ducks for a friend many years ago on a 75 gallon UDS. I can just remember the amazing amount of fat that rendered in the bottom of my barrel.

Just wonder in the 30 gallon PBC how that would affect the coal bed...............
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Re: Smoked Whole Duck ?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 09:04:43 AM »
  I'm with Pam. Collect it.  There is an insane amount of fat on store-bought ducks.  I would be concerned with that much fat in the coals.
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Re: Smoked Whole Duck ?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 09:10:13 AM »
Good comments on the fat amount - might be best to grill on my Weber 22" using indirect method .

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Re: Smoked Whole Duck ?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 09:40:03 AM »
Good comments on the fat amount - might be best to grill on my Weber 22" using indirect method .

It should work fine in your PBC, putting it over a roasting pan on the grate, but either way I'm with Pam & Terry; definitely catch those fatty drippings.  Duck fat is excellent for roasting veggies, and duck gravy IS THE BOMB!  YUM!!!
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Re: Smoked Whole Duck ?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 09:26:02 PM »
Ok.... did one a little while ago.

It came out great.    Except most of the charcoal under the Duck did not burn at all.   If you can, I recommend that you put it over some sort of a aluminum square dish or some thing.  THis will allow you to collect Duck fat and save the Charcoal from all the grease.

BTW, I ended up cutting the duck and pan frying it to crisp the skin.  I topped it with some cranberry sauce with buttter and it was French restaurant grade.   Loved it.