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300 (Half) Chickens At A Time (with pics)

r270bar270ba Posts: 763
edited May 2013 in EggHead Forum
This past weekend I hleped my church cook a bunch of chickens.  We fit a little over 300 chicken halfs at a time.  I manned the 2:30am - 6:30am cook where we got the first started and the first 300 halfs cooke...it was quite impressive. 



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  • holy cow! Where is that?????
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    It is a pit that some men from our church built a couple years before my wife and I started going there.  They do this every year.  This was my first year being involved.  It was a BLAST!
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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    That is a lot of chickens!!
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    holy cow! Where is that?????
    I guess they were actually holy chickens right?
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  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    Hey, wow.  Actually every year ( twice ) I go to a horse event in New York state along with +/- 50-100 others.  The local town has a pit just like that, and the chicken and fish cooked on that thing are absolutely great.  Too big for my house tho.
    (2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)
  • jeroldharterjeroldharter Posts: 516
    Church?

    I suppose there is a stocked bass pond next to the fire pit?
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,307
    edited May 2013
    FUN! It appears that some people love their chicken raised, direct at 300F and don't like eatin' alone. Use a barrel of rub? What about the long tongs? You could spatchcock a horse (j.k.!) on those grids!
  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    Wow. That's crazy and awesome!
  • JscottJscott Posts: 174
    Holy Moly, that's a lot of chicken. I'll bet it smelled fantastic!
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,713

    That is a ton of half-cocked chicken!  Did you have to flip them all at some point? 



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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,437
    Sahhh weet!!!
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    How (and how long does it take) to get that wood going and then spread out the entire length of the pit? It must get pretty warm standing nearby.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    That is pretty freaking sweet! Awesome pit!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Very cool.  Looks like it would be alot of fun.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    What do they brine them in ---------------------- a concrete truck?
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,457
    That is frickin' cool!! I would love to be part of a cook like that. :-bd

    Richardson, Texas

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  • WC1WC1 Posts: 42
    Did Henapple supply the lump?
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    Looks amazing!!


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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    SteveWPBFL said:
    FUN! It appears that some people love their chicken raised, direct at 300F and don't like eatin' alone. Use a barrel of rub? What about the long tongs? You could spatchcock a horse (j.k.!) on those grids!
    No rubs.  We mopped the chickens as they cooked (just like you would do with a hog) in a vinger, oil, spices concoction.  We used spatulas actually.  The chicken stuck to the grates so the spatulas allowed us to get underneath the chicken without tearing off much meat.   
    How (and how long does it take) to get that wood going and then spread out the entire length of the pit? It must get pretty warm standing nearby.
    We basically started with 8 mini campfires that we built up and spread out until the pit was completed covered.  It took about an hour and a half to get it ready to put the chickens on (a lot quicker than I would have expected).  It was super hot and super smokey.  The only thing they need to change is some up drafts in the ceilings to pull the smoke out.  That is on the to do list before next year.

    SmokeyPitt said:

    That is a ton of half-cocked chicken!  Did you have to flip them all at some point? 

    The grates were designed so they could be flipped by putting one on top of the other.  You would have to see it up close to understand but it was very well thought out.
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    I would suggest to any of you that if you have an opportunity to do something like this you should.  It was pretty AWESOME to watch and be a part of.

    Also don't expect to want to eat chicken anytime soon :))
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 735
    Griffin said:
    That is frickin' cool!! I would love to be part of a cook like that. :-bd

    +1   Could not agree more.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,980

    It's like a giant spedini grill!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    WC1 said:

    Did Henapple supply the lump?

    Ozark Oak is so awesome one bag would've cooked all those easy... Probably some left over.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Might have been a good time for a quick sermon on "eternity in hell"  [-O<
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Might have been a good time for a quick sermon on "eternity in hell"  [-O<
    Fortunately, and predictably, the preacher wasn't there.  We were able to be our sinful selves :)
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    Must be either a large congregation or a "large" congregation if you get my drift.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,569
    henapple said:
    Must be either a large congregation or a "large" congregation if you get my drift.
    I see what you did there.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    At first I thought it was something @foghorn has in his back yard.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,014
    What a blast that would have been to be a part of the Grilling Staff. :D
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