Beer Brined Smoked Cornish Hens

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These smoked cornish hens are fun-sized at about a pound each and are a great choice for dinner guests or even a family dinner since everyone gets their own little personal chicken. I started thinking about brining these in beer after considering them as a small version of the beer can chicken. The problem with setting them on a can of beer is that, while it helps them stand upright, it does … [Read more...]


Smoked Cornish Hens “Hot Wing Style”

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For as long as I can remember, I have been a huge fan of smoked cornish game hens, some folks call them rock hens. At any rate, these are single serving, tender, delicious chickens and there is no end to what you can do with them in terms of making a meal. This week I am going to show you how to make smoked cornish hens with a twist inspired by my intense love for hot wings. I have … [Read more...]


Smoked Cornish Hens

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Hello and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter. As the days get hotter and hotter here in Oklahoma, I am thinking more and more about what to cook that is quick and easy and does not require me to be outdoors any more than I have to. Couple this line of thinking with my love for smoked cornish hens and you have a recipe for some good eatin' in the … [Read more...]


How to Brine/Smoke Cornish Hens

Hello, and welcome to the the February edition of the Smoking Meat newsletter.  Last month we talked about keeping the meat really nice and juicy by not poking it, sticking it, cutting it, etc. while it is in the smoker.  This month we are going to allow you to put that into practice with an absolutely new and unique meat for the smoker.. so keep … [Read more...]