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How many Spatchcock chickens....

...can I fit on my LG? I'm thinking 3 if they are normal 5-6 lb birds in a triangle formation. Suggestions?? Thx!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,149
    I do 2 lots and always thought 3. I like a 4 lb bird.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    edited February 2013
    Here is a picture of two on my large to help you get a scale. I think three would be manageable might have to tuck the legs in a bit depending on your bird size. 

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    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,853
    I have done three by tying the legs together. Still good, but not as good as if you have them lay flat. The skin didn't get crispy in the creases. Perhaps you can do a vertical roaster on one and then spatchcock the other two
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • I have done four on a large using the three tiered grill.  Two on the bottom level, didn't use the middle grid, and two on the top grid.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    It think it would all depend on what you've got available for multiple level cooks.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    might be an easier cook if you split them in half
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    Yeah, cut them up, throw out the white meat and just cook the dark meat. ;)

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,853
    Griffin said:
    It think it would all depend on what you've got available for multiple level cooks.
    Must have misread. I was thinking he only had one grid. Muti-level, 4 is no problem. The skin is just not a crispy if the drippings from the top level hit the bottom level. Good eating though.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,149

    I also missed Muti-level. With this it would be easy to do 4 and do them direct as that is the way I spatchcock. Just rotate the top and middle level. ((note: do not use the clay))

     

     

     

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

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    I have no idea how many levels he has, he didn't say. I was just throwing that out there. If he had some bricks and an extra grid laying around, he could always use that until/unless he gets something else.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • The question was for 1 grid. @solson005, thanks for the pic for scale. Thanks to all that weighed in.
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    edited February 2013
    Sure, no problem. Happy to help! 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • Then why not consider doing four beer can chickens on the one grid ?? 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,022
    edited February 2013
    Then why not consider doing four beer can chickens on the one grid ?? 
    I agree...I think for quantity I would go with "vertical roasted".  I know many have debunked the whole "beer can" thing, but the beer can is at least useful to hold the bird vertically.  Just don't waste any beer :).  Drink the beer then put some water in the can simply to add a little weight and make it stable. 

    If you really want to do spatch, I think I would go with an extra grid and cook 2 on each level.  I would think the top would finish first, so I would pull those then move the bottom birds to the top rack and let them go a little longer to finish up.  Pick up an extra grid, then drink those 4 beers and use the cans to hold up the second level ;)

    One thing is for certain...there is no way to complete this cook without drinking at least 4 beers!


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,149
    If you can't get 3 then cook 2 and an hour later cook 2 more.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,022
    Mickey said:
    If you can't get 3 then cook 2 and an hour later cook 2 more.
    That is another simple solution!  I would add, that this will only work if you drink at least 2 beers cooking session. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,149
    I do that with turkey. Do not like the 20lb birds and like 13lb birds. So spatchcock turkey cook it and 75 min's later cook another if needed. Lots of turkey that way.......
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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