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Spatchcocked vs beer can: a different question

Yes I prefer to cook spatchcocked over a beer can chicken, but I need to feed 10 for Mother's Day and one bird is not enough. I have a LBGE, can you get more than 1 spatchcocked on a single raised grid? It has been a while since I have done one. If not the beer can may be the way this weekend cause I know I can get 2 or 3 birds on it
LBGE, Twin Eagle 36" grill to hold my EGGcessories

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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,894
    edited May 2013
    I cooked 2 medium size birds raised grid on my large Saturday night but there is no way I could have got 3 of that size on there. One I place up and down and the other cross ways. Sorry I didn't take photos.

                                                                        
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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Here is a pic borrowed from Naked Whiz website. It has two and looks like it could probably fit a third on a large...
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,875
    edited May 2013
    You can fit two on a large, however for 10 people I would consider going vertical and do 3 birds.  Even though the whole "beer can" thing has been debunked somewhat, IMO there is still an advantage to going vertical for maximizing space on the egg.  

    To be honest, I can't really tell a difference between spatchcock and vertical in the final product.  They both turn out really good!  If I am only cooking one chicken and nothing else...my go to method now is a vertical roaster on the small egg.  If I want to throw a pan of veggies under the chicken I go spatchcock on the large. 


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,166
    Turkey breast?
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 1,648
    Looks like plenty of room for 1 spatchcock and 2 beer can chickens - and let us know what people like best.  Everybody wins.

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,759

    Foghorn said:
    Looks like plenty of room for 1 spatchcock and 2 beer can chickens - and let us know what people like best.  Everybody wins.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I had this same problem and went to three beer cans -- not much of a downgrade and only another egger could tell the difference...
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 15,948
    would go with smaller 3,5 pound chickens on cans, the smaller chickens are better if your trying to put many in there, ive seen a pic with maybe 8 standing up in a large. your other option is to buy the full bone in breasts, cook them whole and cut them in half at the table. for some reason whole breasts cook better than the regular cut supermarket breasts, maybe the same reason a spatchcock cooks well
  • EggxtractorEggxtractor Posts: 42
    Thanks everyone, I will ask my wife which way she would like. Knowing her it will be beer can so she can drink half of each beer out before I "violate" each bird cavity with a beer can :-j
    LBGE, Twin Eagle 36" grill to hold my EGGcessories
  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    I just did three spatched birds, but on two levels, indirect, on the CG Adj rig.  Could have fit 4, the only thing I found was different finishing times due to the different heights.  All 3 turned out great, gotta say the egg does a great job.  Also should note that I covered the drip pan w/ foil and shaped the foil like the oval stone to deflect the direct heat.  I do think that one could do three on one level, but I was cooking 8 pounders.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,778
    Thanks everyone, I will ask my wife which way she would like. Knowing her it will be beer can so she can drink half of each beer out before I "violate" each bird cavity with a beer can :-j
    You might as well let her drink all the beer since the beer doesn't do anything.  Drink all the beer and use water if you really want some fluid in the can.
    The Naked Whiz
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