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Game Hens

edited 11:21AM in EggHead Forum
Going to cook my first game hens. Searched previous posts but not sure if you cook direct or indirect?


  • RC Waterfront,
    i've done two pairs now and both were smoked indirect with plate setter/legs up/drip pan/grate.[p]they were unbelievable!
    believe it

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  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Did you cook at 350? Do you turn them over during the cook?

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    <p />RC Waterfront,
    i smoked them with 2 handfulls of cherry chips at 225 degrees for 4 hours. never touched them till they were done.
    i also put a few lemon wedges in the cavity, just because i could!

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Thanks for the info. I don't have enough time today to smoke em. I will try indirect at 350F.

  • RC Waterfront,
    i've also butterflied game hens and cooked them direct on a gasser with a brick in foil on top, ala mario batali.
    (i've also done it without the brick)[p]i'd guess 45-60 minutes @ 350 oughta do it.
    when you can pull off the leg and thigh and it separates easily, it's time to eat![p]enjoy

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    RC Waterfront,
    I've done them like that, 350, platesetter legs up, drip pan on main grate, birds on elevated grid. You may want to dust them with some flour or cornstarch to crisp them up a bit. -RP

  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    RC Waterfront,
    I do them direct at 300 degrees or a little less. They will be done in about 1 hr 45 minutes depending on the size.

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