Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
With winter in full gear, we’re enjoying all the awesome photos of EGGs in the cold weather. Stay warm with some of our favorite Dutch oven recipes: Chicken & Dumplings, Chili Con Carne and BLT Soup.

The Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new location and check out the museum! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

My first bear chicken on the BGE

OK I have cooked bear chicken before on the old BBQ, on a bear stand but drippings did keep fire going, I know this is a different way but does it matter if you cook it upright direct or upright over plate setter indirect over drip pan. I think I got the heat setting @ 350. The old way was to lite briquettes, set on can and watch thermometer to 180? I want the best way to prove to myself that I can do a better job on the BGE  

·

Comments

  • I'll bite. What is a "bear chicken"?
    ·
  • I think he means beer.
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    Currently in Albuquerque, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
    ·
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,845
    Ha. Bear chicken. Hey @DMOTS check this out http://www.nakedwhiz.com/beercanchicken.htm
    Boom
    ·
  • WHEW!  I couldn't imagine playing bear pong!

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

    ·
  • DMOTSDMOTS Posts: 29
    ok a typo but you know what I ment
    ·
  • DMOTSDMOTS Posts: 29
    Ha. Bear chicken. Hey @DMOTS check this out http://www.nakedwhiz.com/beercanchicken.htm
    Thanks for the link. definitely opened up my eyes and makes since
    ·
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Bear chicken...one mean rooster or really big eggs.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
    ·
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,084
    Beer can chicken, or more correctly chicken cooked on a vertical roasting rack can be quite good. This link shows why you should not use a beer can:

    Since purchasing an egg, spatchcocking provides much better results. Basically cut the back bone out and flatten the bird, cavity side down. For first attempt, cook indirect at 400 over a raised drip pan - there will be drippings and you do not want the drippings to hit the hot lump. Kinda a set it and forget it cook.
    Raised direct, no drip pan will allow the drippings to hit the lump, but does take a touch more experience to get the best results, IMHO. I've found I must pay more attention to a direct cook. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
    ·
  • KingtUTKingtUT Posts: 132
    edited January 2013

    Three different times rules out a typo but nice try.  Dont worry though cause its all about the chicken being good and getting better.

     

    Bear pong...hilarious

    ·
  • LMAO, be nice guys. :)



    "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."

    ·
  • DMOTSDMOTS Posts: 29
    I can take a little teasing, and I tease back. Chicken was great
    ·
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,952
    DMOTS said:

    OK I have cooked bear chicken before on the old BBQ, on a bear stand but drippings did keep fire going, I know this is a different way but does it matter if you cook it upright direct or upright over plate setter indirect over drip pan. I think I got the heat setting @ 350. The old way was to lite briquettes, set on can and watch thermometer to 180? I want the best way to prove to myself that I can do a better job on the BGE  

     

    When cooking indirect with a platesetter or heat barrier if some kind the dome will be hotter than the grid for longer than it takes to cook a chciken,

    This is how I do it indirect

    image


    If direct put it on the traditional way with athe smallest drip pan you can.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

    ·
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,952
    WHEW!  I couldn't imagine playing bear pong!

    Freddy,

    I have heard that they get downright ornary when you are shoving the stand up their butt. 

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

    ·
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,834
    WHEW!  I couldn't imagine playing bear pong!

    Freddy,

    I have heard that they get downright ornary when you are shoving the stand up their butt. 


    =)) =)) =))
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

    ·
Sign In or Register to comment.