Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

Beer Butt Chicken Help

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Have a 9 pound bird that has been brining for about 24 hrs. Was planning on cooking it tomorrow for dinner but needed to know roughly how long and at what temp I should cook it at. Then, I have to transport it 20minutes so roughly how long can I keep it wrapped in foil to preserve the heat. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Comments

  • TheStormyDog, if it were me I'd pull it from the brine NOW. Over brining will give it a 'plastic' like texture :([p]Cook at 350° indirect for approx 20 mins a pound (+ or -) and until breast temp reaches 165-170° and the thigh temps around 180-185°.[p]Wrap in foil, place into a warm cooler and your 20 min trip should be no problem.
  • TheStormyDog, sounds to me like you are over doing the brine. I brine for 6 hours or so. I'd take it out, rinse several times in running water, wrap and back in fridge. Then several hours, maybe 3, before you are going to cook that bird, unwrap it and keep in fridge to dry the skin. Season and cook per your normal method. Good luck. Tom

  • Agree w/ Rumrunner and Sandbagger. The only thing I can add if you need to keep it warm longer, place towels on the botton of warm cooler to keep it longer.

    Hopefully, I am not helping a Cincinnatti Fan. hehehe
Sign In or Register to comment.