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First post, new egghead

First I would like to say how much I appreciate the wealth of knowledge on this forum. Purchased my LBGE last Wednesday, a "birthday gift" from my 6 year old son. First cook was 2 beer can yard birds (I know) and 2 spatchcocked birds. All rubbed with Dizzy Dust. Sorry no after pics, but all turned out very good. Thanks again for all the tips and info. I promise after pics from now on. imageimage
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 15,939
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  • tkleagertkleager Posts: 539
    Welcome.  That is a great 6yr old you have to get you an egg.  Don't forget to teach him the ways of the egg.
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,241
    Welcome. Enjoy that egg my friend.

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  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,006
    Welcome,  So you vertical cooked 2 and spatchcocked 2?  Which did you like better?  Direct or indirect?  Is that your Yeti in the background.  You are all set!  Enjoy!
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 13,086
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Strong start!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 8,172
    Welcome to the brotherhood, brother...


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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,523
    Great first cook.  Welcome.  What does your six year old do for a living to be able to afford an Egg?  I have a 4 1/2 year old living with me, who loves 'Egg meat'   Maybe I can get her started early.  Be sure to get him involved in the Egg lifestyle.
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  • MeatgravyMeatgravy Posts: 15
    jhl192 said:
    Welcome,  So you vertical cooked 2 and spatchcocked 2?  Which did you like better?  Direct or indirect?  Is that your Yeti in the background.  You are all set!  Enjoy!

    Thanks everyone. I smoked the can birds indirect @ 220-230 to 165 internal and raised direct the spatchcocked at 350 to 165 internal. A hard choice, but I guess I would go with the can bird, had a little more smoke. I'm new to the raised direct spatchcock game, but I'll keep trying. I have much to learn. Yes sir that's my Yeti you see, a six hour smoke required a few icy cold brews.
    LBGE - Central Arkansas - Go Hogs!
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    Great start. Welcome

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Great first cook, and welcome!
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  • SJ21XDCSJ21XDC Posts: 235
    Welcome - chickens look great.

    XL & Mini-Max

    Chattanooga, TN

  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome aboard and enjoy!


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  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 3,626
    Another crosses the the Dark Side! 
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  • cook861cook861 Posts: 870
    Welcome nice birds
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  • mslawmslaw Posts: 241
    You're gonna be fun. As one who is an old hand at outdoor cooking but fairly new to the egg, I can tell you that you have fallen in with a great group of people. I learn something new every day. Good lookin bird meat.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,091
    edited July 2014
    Welcome. Chickens look great. 
    As you are using poultry roasters, try inverting the birds (stand them on their heads) Puts the dark meat higher in the hot dome, while keeping the breasts in the cooler close to the grid zone. (Little Steven taught me this)
    I usually spatchcock when cooking one or two birds, but go to the vertical to get three on. 

    Nice cook!
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  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 590
    Looks very good, I am gonna do a spatchcock tonight myself....Mostly because I just enjoy typing spatchcock.

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  • PNWFoodiePNWFoodie Posts: 1,014
    Welcome to the circus. :)
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