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Spatchcock Chicken Question & Rub Question

Plan to do a raised grid with direct heat, how raised?  Just to felt line with Woo2 or even above that with extended rack?  What temp?  Other method would be split firebox with only fuel on one side (I have xl) and cook indirect off to side with grid at felt line?  Had great resulst with that on Weber Kettle.  What would be difference? Suggestions, opinions?


Also, just ordered three of the seemingly go-to rubs from this site for chicken, pork, etc - Dizzy Pig Regular, John Henry's Pecan Rub, & Plowboys Yardbird - which is yall's fav on chicken??.......... 

XL Egg Owner Since Dec 2013 - Louisiana

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,169
    I'd go raised higher. .. Do each half with a different rub
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • EggoMaticEggoMatic Posts: 130
    The John Henry pecan rub will do wonders for pork, not much for chicken.
    LBGE Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,201
    I do spatches at 400°, raised direct. No need to "split the firebox" on the egg. Don't usually use commercial rubs any more. Might make my own from time to time, but more often than not, just individual seasonings. I did find a Kirkland product at Costco recently that is excellent! 

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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    High as you can...

    I prefer a light dusting of salt and pepper ( after drying out the skin in the fridge for a few hours).

    Will tear the skin loose in places, push some twigs of Thyme up under the skin - every where I can.

    That's all it needs for me to smile.

    Cookin in Texas
  • corey24corey24 Posts: 331
    edited January 2014
    I do spatches at 400°, raised direct. No need to "split the firebox" on the egg. Don't usually use commercial rubs any more. Might make my own from time to time, but more often than not, just individual seasonings. I did find a Kirkland product at Costco recently that is excellent! 



    I usually 'split the firebox' to save on lump and it also works well to direct as well as indirect.  Can cook meat over  direct and vege's or something over indirect.  Why do you oppose to that? Or did you just mean for this particular application.

    XL Egg Owner Since Dec 2013 - Louisiana

  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 470
    Like everyone's said, high as you can up in the dome, and set the egg at 400.  Pretty bare seasoning is fine.  Salt and pepper.  Granulated garlic if you like.  No need to go with an extravagant blend.  I throw in some wood.  Usually cherry or apple.  
    Southern California
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 3,679
    YB for me
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,169
    I like Loveless Cafe Peach rub.. Julio's is great also.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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