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Anthony Up NorthAnthony Up North Posts: 205
edited 7:12AM in EggHead Forum
Since I got my BGE going on 9 weeks now, I have done 5 or six chicks butterflied and two beer butts. Most were done indirect and low (250-270) temps. They were all veru good. [p]But Tim M., Gfw, Char-Woody, and Fritz advised me to do birds at a higher temp. 300-350. Tonight I did a beer-butt bird that way. And it was fabulous. As Fritz predicted - 15 minutes to a lb. My slightly under 4 lb. chick was done in exactly 58 minutes (breast to 178). [p] Rub Lowery Seasoning Salt under skin. Brush sking with olive oil. Use 1/4 can of beer under sitter. Temp at 325-350. And what do you get? Most beautiful, picture perfect bird in both color and taste. No doubt the most fabulous tasting bird we (the wife and I) have ever eaten. Meat very moist and as Char-Woody said: It would fall off the bone. NO EXAGGERATIN! It was a great meal.[p]Thanks guys for your continued advice. Wonderful.[p]Anthony


  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Anthony Up North, Quote Gfw..and NB...Life is Gooooooood. And so is chicken..:-)
    Way to go..!!

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,411
    Man. Life sho do be grand.
    And the potential of learning on this forum is pretty substantial. Yeeeee Ha![p]I just made a post a bit ago with a URL for a name. Happens when you work til all hours 3 weeks straight.
    Must've pasted it in two places. Ooooops.
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
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  • BillyBilly Posts: 68
    Anthony Up North,
    My second meal on my new Egg was beer butt chicken. I cooked it at low temps, and was not happy with the results-it had no crispy brown skin, just a pale yellow soft outside. Since then I have been cooking my poultry at higher temps. They look like pictures out of a magazine. Crispy brown skin and still very moist inside. Listen to the pros on this forum. They already know everything that we would have to learn by trial and error. If I am now in doubt about something new that I am trying, I ask FIRST, rather than learning the hard way. These guys love to help.

  • VaDaveVaDave Posts: 21
    Anthony Up North,[p]Thanks for bringing this one to my attention....I've just begun plotting ways to get out of DC early and drive back home in time to put a beer butt chicken on at these higher temps for dinner tonight. I can't wait to try it!

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