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First cook on the BGE

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edited September 2011 in EggHead Forum
Tried a couple spatchcock chickens and baked potatoes for my first cook.

My Equipment:
Large BGE
Turbo Grate
BBQ Guru DigiQ DX w/Pit Viper
Plate Setter

I oiled and rubbed the birds and potatoes. lit the BGE installed plate setter and set the Guru at 375º once up to temp the guru kept it within 4 degrees for the rest of the cook, I was just thinking it was about time to flip them to skin side down for the finish when the food done alarm went off. The skin was about only half crispy but the birds and potatoes turned out great. Next time I will start them skin side down.      

Tomorrow I think I will try stuffed peppers on it. I want to wait for the Spider and cast iron grate before I try steaks. I also have the CGW 2 tier adjustable swing rack on the way, then I think my egg is completely pimped.



Ashland, WI  /  Large & Mini Max


  • Next time try it with Vegetable and potatoes under chicken.image

  • Nice first cook!  you sure do have a lot of accessories for an Egg newbie.  Plate setter, pizza stone and raised grid is it for me so far and I not seeing a real need for much else.
  • try one of the ceramic beer filled chicken holders... beer can chicken is great.  its easy to do - hard to mess up.  soak the ceramic holder in water after cooking - don't let it sit in a hot egg - it will be much harder to clean... :-) 
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