Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

BBQ Duck

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    BBQ Duck

    Does anyone have experience Smoking a duck?

    #2
    Ernest has done some. I'm not sure if he has posted any in the recipe section. I know you must collect the fat. Kinda like a major faux pas not to.

    Comment


      #3
      Not a duck, but I did try to smoke a domestic goose once.... as jerod said collect the fat. Myself, I did not. I wish someone was there to video me in a state of panic throwing snow on a grease fire. Not one of my proudest moments...
      Let me know how the duck turns out. Next year I will be getting back into duck hunting. Also thinking about raising a few to eat bugs in the gardens.

      Comment


        #4
        I thought I replied to this thread. I just got done with another duck.

        Comment


        • HC in SC
          HC in SC commented
          Editing a comment
          Looks jam-up Ernest!

        • CandySueQ
          CandySueQ commented
          Editing a comment
          Beautiful plate!

        #5
        Very nice.

        Comment


          #6
          Hi Dan! I've cooked a TON of ducks in my time(I'm a chef), and I think I can help. To smoke ducks, one needs to use a 2 stage cooking process. First, rub, inject, or whatever you are going to do to flavor the duck. Then, cook low and slow(about 200ish) with a catch pan to catch the rendered fat. This part will take a couple hours. Your duck should be still rare at this point.Then, increase the heat to 250-300 to finish the cooking process to desired doneness(you can go higher if needed). The idea is to render the excess fat first, then finish cooking to your liking. I hope this is a help to you.

          Comment


            #7
            Strat is correct. I do that indoors. But for my PBC, I use a needle to poke the duck a whole bunch of times. Hang it at 275 until it gets to about 110 IT then blast it at about 375. Only issue with PBC duck is I haven't come up with a way to collect the fat.

            Comment


            • Strat50
              Strat50 commented
              Editing a comment
              For the blanching stage, I do one of two things(for bbq that is).For my ultra crappy offset, I place the duck in a roasting type pan on a bed of mirepoix, then heat to about 200ish. Or, in my cheesy 7-in-1, I just put a drip pan beneath the bird on a lower shelf, and heat to 200ish.The amount of smoke at this stage is up to you. It works for me and my rig, so I'm sure you can finagle something with the PBC if needed.

            • Ernest
              Ernest commented
              Editing a comment
              I've an obscene amount of duck fat in my freezer. I think that's why I'm not too keen to find a way. But it hurts me everytime I lose that fat in my PBC.

            #8
            That is one awesome looking duck!!

            Comment


              #9
              Thank you Troy. Salt, pepper fire.

              Comment


                #10
                Thanks for all the help

                Comment


                  #11
                  I just did a whole duck on my WSM this weekend. First cut a bunch of small Xs in the skin/fat (not the meat) to let the fat render out while cooking. Rubbed the whole duck with a mix of salt, pepper, paprika and cardomom, stuffed some orange slices and fresh thyme in the cavity, and then put on the smoker at 225-250 for about 4 hours (to reach 165). Once it was done smoking I blasted it in the oven at 450 for about 10 minutes to crisp the skin. Served with a sauce made with orange juice, zest, cointreau, thyme, red wine vinegar, honey and some mustard powder. Very delicious.

                  Comment


                    #12
                    Smoking a while duck certainly can turn out well, but your best results will come from cooking parts separately. Legs/thighs/wings can be cooked "chicken style," but breast is at its best when left medium rare, but with crispy skin, so hot and fast is required.

                    Comment


                      #13
                      I've made Peking Duck. I enjoyed the two or three day process and results.

                      Comment


                      • DeusDingo
                        DeusDingo commented
                        Editing a comment
                        great looking du...THE HEAD IS ON IT!

                        fa-ra-ra-ra-ra--ra-ra-ra-ra

                      • CapeMay
                        CapeMay commented
                        Editing a comment
                        No, no, no, no. Not ra-ra-ra-ra. la-la-la-la

                    Announcement

                    Collapse
                    No announcement yet.
                    Working...
                    X
                    false
                    0
                    Guest
                    500
                    ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
                    false
                    false
                    {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
                    Yes
                    Rubs Promo

                    Spotlight

                    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


                    Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


                    Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

                    Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                    Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

                    We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
                    Click here for our review on this unique smoker



                    Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

                    Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


                    The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


                    Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

                    Click here for more about what makes this grill special


                    Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


                    The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

                    Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                    Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

                    3 burner gas grill

                    The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

                    Click here to read our†complete†review


                    The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


                    The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

                    Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them