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First cook with DigiQII

JeetJeet Posts: 43
edited 11:08PM in EggHead Forum
I am proud to say I cooked my first meal with DigiQ II today. I was nervous at first but it is very very easy to use. Below is a picture of my setup and then pics of the meal. Including dessert!


The chicken
Chicken rubbed with Dizzy Dust (I used the Coarse Grind which came in today with the DigiQ). Drank half a can of beer and… Well you know. I Preheated egg to 400 (Very easily done with Digi) placed to food probe and set for 167 breast temp. Just over an hour later chicken was done! I let it rest for about 10 min before carving. It was the juiciest chicken I have ever had!!

The peach
Cut in half, drizzled with EVOO and sprinkled sugar and grilled both sides. I placed a half scoop of vanilla ice-cream. I was able to keep the temp at 400 with Digi for this as well.

Take care,

Mike P.
Cumming, GA





  • dblRdblR Posts: 75
    By George I thnk you got it. You will love the Digi II. Many more great cooks to follow. Thanks for sharing.

  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Very nice job! Wait until you do some overnighters, and when it's freezing outside--the DigiQ will become invaluable!
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Very nice looking bird there Jeet. Congratulations on the q2. Sure makes things easy.

    Got to love the 400° 1 hr chicken cooks. The forum has got me hooked on a higher temp for chickens up to 500° (475° for me).

    If I am putting potatoes (vegies) under the bird I throttle back to 400°

  • JeetJeet Posts: 43
    Thanks! The kids loved the chicken and the dessert. I never thought of doing the chicken at over 400. I will be trying my hand at a butt this weekend. Actually I will be starting it on Thursday late and eating on Friday evening. I am a little concerned about the potential for poor weather. I did purchase a “hat” for the egg in the event of rain. I guess the best thing to do would be to use a Ziploc bag to cover the DigiQ to protect it from potential rain and humidity. What are your thoughts?
  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    This is a pic of my second attempt at brisket last weekend, the first time using the Guru.
    Talk about coming out juicy and perfect without worrying about the temps. A very wise investment Jeet! :)
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    That's what I use - ziploc. There have been some pictures of food 'tubs' with a cutout for the wires.

    What ever method you decide on just make sure the opening is down so any rain won't wick up into the plugs and of course protect the AC adapter.

    The q2 will take care of the heat for you.

  • JeetJeet Posts: 43
    Great advise. Thank you.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    Man!..that bird looks great Jeet!..peach too ;) ...nice job!...
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    Nice looking bird!. It looks like peaches are the hot cook recently.
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