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New Egg/First Cook (Beer Butt Chicken)!

My new large BGE has finally arrived! After reading many posts here in the forum I've decided to try a beer butt chicken for my first cook tonight. I will post pictures after everything has been finished. But for now, here are a few pictures of the egg sittin' pretty!

Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
image - 2009 Alumni


  • Nice man!  Welcome.  You are going to love it!


    Columbia, SC

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,577
    You are going to get a lot of suggestions to spatchcock the chicken, mostly from Mickey


    Caledon, ON


  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,380
    Thanks Tailwind! Looking forward to it.

    Steven - I debated to spatchcock this one, but opted to do a beer butt instead. I will certainly give it a shot though!
    Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
    image - 2009 Alumni
  • Good luck Fence and welcome to the lifestyle!
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,577
    It doesn't matter how you do it, it will be awesome. I do most of mine inverted on a beer can stand.


    Caledon, ON


  • Welcome aboard, just got here myself a couple of weeks ago. Spatchcocked a bird last weekend and it was fantastic!
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,573
    Welcome aboard! Have fun.


    Boerne, TX

  • GoHornsGoHorns Posts: 20
    So... The drawback I see for spatching is the number if birds I can fit on the grill..  I was able to do three using the butt stands...

    Deep In The Heart of Texas...A State of Mine....

  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 656
    Welcome aboard. You will love BBQ even more now.


    Texarkana, TX

  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    welcome to the zoo!
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • So how did it turn out?  Welcome aboard.
    Albion, PA
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Welcome to our Cult, have a blast with your egg, we are considering selling the oven, almost never use it anymore. Cheers
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Wow! she's so shiny clean. Just be careful, this egging thing is a bit addicting. Welcome aboard!
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,380
    Thanks yall! Everything went pretty well for my first cook on the BGE. Thanks to countless entries on this forum I was able to cook a beer butt chicken without any trouble. Here are some pictures of the event from beginning to end.
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    Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
    image - 2009 Alumni
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,289
    Welcome, Looks good, how was the taste? 

    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,380
    Skid - it wasn't too bad. Next time I'll probably cook closer to 400 degrees for a little longer. I had it on for about 1hr15min this time. It still had more juice than any chicken I've ever cooked.
    Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
    image - 2009 Alumni
  • image white!
  • revolver1revolver1 Posts: 369
    The learning curve never ends.  Welcome.  
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
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