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Whole Chicken on the Mini

Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,660
Rigged this contraption up in the meantime before I get my woo and stones. :) Regular stainless steel great, then a large charcoal grate covered in foil, then a jalapeño popper stand elevating the chicken. Seems to be working! LOL


  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,660
    Thermometer wouldn't fit obviously. Anyone have any advice as to how to clasp the thermometer on the inside without using the big bulky standard clasp? I'm gonna use a wine cork on the outside, but not sure the best way to attach it. TIA!!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 25,461
    I threw away the thermo clasps long ago.  I put a section of cork on the outside to lessen the length of probe.  If I close it on some food, it just pops out rather than stab the food.
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,660
    Thx, @nolaegghead... I'll just do that then and let it go without a clasp.
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,660
    Problem solved. :) Thx nolaegghead.
    edited July 2013
    I have seen some install clip on the outside of the egg (instead of inside the dome).

    i.e. - use the clip in place of the cork. This is what I plan to do.
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  • MklineMkline Posts: 177
    edited July 2013
    I flipped the clasp and use it on the outside. The thermometer still sticks into the egg past the reading line on the thermometer.

    But I do like the cork idea, just not sure it will last as long in the elements.
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,660
    Success! :)
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,888
    Awesome man. I do the cork thing on both eggs myself. Works for me. Nice job on the chicken. Lovin the mini cooks man. Keep em coming. I have a good one planned for tomorrow night ;)
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,660
    Thx for the tip about using the charcoal grate, @Chubbs! Worked like a charm.
  • Excellent idea using the ABT stand!  I've only done a whole chicken once in my mini.  I used the Smoking Guitar Player method.


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