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First cook on my LBGE........

First cook= spatchcock success!

I listened to a few on here that said despite my lack of a nest to get some pavers and light 'er up!

Indirect at 350 for the first 30 and 400 for the last 30 with pecan and apple wood chunks.

I used a peach rub that I buy from The Loveless Cafe in Nashville and it was delicious!

I come from the offset smoker world where I had to baby my cooker and I know I am only one cook in (1 hour) but I am sold. This baby hugged 350 and 400 with little to no effort from me. The only thing I would do different is add more chips to ratchet up the smoke a bit.

I am hooked!



  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,521
    Looks great. Nice first cook.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    nice cook congrats 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Nice first cook.  Chicken looks great, and a spatch should be one of the early cooks for all Eggs.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,210
    Yessir! Looks crazy good. I, too, learned on an offset smoker. After the egg, I will never go back.
    2014 Co-Wing King
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Great looking chicken nice color!
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,468
    Looks good, congrats. Spread the chips throughout the lump and when you light it light only in the front center, keep the chips away from there and you will have nice smoke. For us, we like chicken and turkey with only lump smoke, to each his own. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 577
    Looks great, welcome to BGE Vortex. The ride only gets better from here.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 682
    Great! Welcome to the family.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • Looks great! And welcome! Look forward to seeing some more. Have fun with it.
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    Nicely done - welcome to a great community (and a new obsession!)
  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 447
    can some one tell me how to do spatchcock chicken???!!! wanna give it a try, looks good becox87!! welcome to the family!!! im hooked as well,been eggin since new years! B-)
  • HogHeavenHogHeaven Posts: 264
    Daffy... It's easy. Just get some poultry shears and cut the backbone out of the chicken. Spread it out and force it flat. Some people cut out the wish bone too.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,098
    Nice first cook.  Chicken looks good. I too, come from a history of using an offset smoker and I agree about having to babysit and tend to it often.  The Egg is so efficient it almost feels like cheating.

    Cook on!
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio
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