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First Plate Setter cook

ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,411
edited 9:55AM in EggHead Forum
Finally got my Plate Setter and am sitting at about 310 degrees with a beer can chicken. Thinking about a hour and 15 minutes, any suggestions? ;)
I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 

Comments

  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    How long before adding the food, did you add the platesetter? And what was your target cooking temp? Takes a while to heat the ceramic of the platesetter, and I believe the general consensus is to add the setter as the egg is coming to temp. Might bump the vents open a bit to get to 350-375*....
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,411
    Got up to about 425 to make sure the coals were going, put the Plate Setter in and got it above 300 before I put the chicken on. Just winging this. We will see how it turns out.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,495
    If you have an instant read thermometer then I would go until the deepest part of the thigh is about 180. If no instant read, then wiggle the leg and it should be loose in the socket and the juices should run clear. Most likely you will be there in an hour fifteenish.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Scottborasjr, Look this video over. Tim :)

  • I usually cook chickens on a vertical roaster somewhere between 350 and 400 dome temp.
  • Me too...The higher temp. makes for a crispier skin.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    What LC said! :)
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,411
    Well it was a success for a first attempt, though I probably will try a slightly higher temp next time so The skin gets a little crispier as suggested. Thanks for the help guys. God I love this Egg. :)
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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