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First 'stand up' whole chicken. How?

acegg77acegg77 Posts: 90
For Christmas wife got me one of those metal cones that you put in the middle of a whole chicken and it stands it up. 

What is next? 

Do I use my platesetter or should I used raised direct or just put it on the normal grill.

Drip pan? 

How should I season the bird? I've got all sorts of marinade stuff... mango, etc. 

I've done the spatchcock chicken before, but never a whole bird. 

How long do I cook it and at what temp (approx.?)



  • grege345grege345 Posts: 1,804
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  • LootyLooty Posts: 10
    I have done a few beer can chickens this way. I use about half a can of beer, fill it back up with cider vinegar, garlic, rosemary and some old bay. I use a rub UNDER the skin (a rub made by a gentleman that is a representative of the KCBS). I put it under because of the high sugar content and it's tendency to burn at the temp I cook it at. another on the outside that has no sugar, Dinosaur BBQs Cajan Foreplay normally. Cook at 375 direct and raised. Some apple and cherry for smoke. About 90 mins or about 170 internal at the breast. Rest for 10 or so mins.
  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    I prefer "raised direct"  with the "upside down" method made famous by Little Steven.  Putthe chicken on the holder so that the thighs and legs are highest... where it is hotter... and the breast down.  I place the holder in a SMALL pie pan that will shield the breast from direct heat... and also catch the grease.  You may have to enlarge the neck opening a bit by cutting off an inch or two of the neck bone using kitchen shears.  
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,278
    I do them indirect at about 375 with a drip pan. I have used many different rubs, even just salt, proper, paprika. Usually about 1.5 hours or so, usually put baking
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