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help needed

ShawnShawn Posts: 356
edited 7:21PM in EggHead Forum
I got my egg last week been cooking on it pretty much every day. The only problem I don't like is when I burp the egg then open the egg the flames raises up and turns my chicken black within seconds and the tem is only arround 350f is there something I am doing wrong? Is there a way to preven this?


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  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    i supect you are just dripping all the chicken fat into the lump and when you add air it flares and you have a sooty grease fire. i have cooked lots of whole chickens direct but always cut the lumps of fat out of the back end. below are several ideas all using inexpensive steam tray pans and a rack or vertical hope this helps





  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Swawn,welcome to the club.You will really enjoy eggin :woohoo: Try shutting the draft door at the bottom for about a minute before opening the lid.This should prevent flair-ups.Then when you close the lid,just open the door back to where it was :)
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    I think Bill hit it on the head. A drip pan will stop the soot from the grease drippings and in case of flare up, it will sheild the food somewhat. I always try to use a drip pan when the drippings will be substantial; mostly because I don't want to "foul" my lump.
  • ThrRoffThrRoff Posts: 169
    Congratulations, and welcome. I pretty much do all my chicken indirect with a drip pan.

  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Big'un,I agree with bill also.I do all my chicken indirect except wings.I was assuming he wanted to cook directly.When I do wings,I use this trick to keep from scorching them. :)
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