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Just Pulled the Trigger

DougBQDougBQ Posts: 2
edited 4:55PM in EggHead Forum
and got myself a new Large Egg today (+ nest and plate setter). I'm so happy with this thing and I've already had great results with a beer can chicken recipe I came up with on the fly.

1 4.8 lbs Whole chicken
2 Tbs Random chicken dry rub I received as a present a few months ago
1 whole Vidalia onion (skinned and quartered)
1 can Busch Light :(

I placed half the beer in a drip pan along with the onion and inserted the rest of can into the cavity of the chicken. Then I rubbed the chicken with the dry rub and set it in the drip pan. Placing the drip pan directly onto the inverted place setter, I roasted the chicken for approximately 70 minutes @ 350 F. I know that beer can chicken is generally succulent, but this was about the juiciest dang bird I have ever sunk my teeth into.

All I have to say is "WOW!" The BGE was so easy to start up and after playing with the vents for 15 minutes, it was easy to hold the temperature. I see why these things have such a fanatical following. I look forward to talking with you guys in the future and picking your brains for recipes and tips.
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Welcome Doug! LOL yes this is a pretty cool cooker. as you read more on here you will be amazed at the things we all cook on them! Try a spatchcock bird, that is our favorite hands down for turkey and chicken :) again, welcome, Julie
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  • DiDi Posts: 395
    Welcome! I look forward to pictures and recipes from you!
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  • Welcome, I am still a newlywed with my egg. Only 8 month in and love it. I am currently cooking 2 boston butts for a cook out this weekend. You will find all the help you need on this forum to get started.
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  • welcome to the cult :evil: and the fun & good eats have just begun :woohoo:
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  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Welcome!!
    there's no turning back now!
    Sounds like you had a good start, looking forward to your future posts.
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  • Welcome to the forum/cult. Once you discover spatchcocking you will be able to drink your beer instead of putting it up the chicken's backside!! LOL
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  • Welcome! Your culinary world is about to be set upside down. This forum is the best place for cooking advice there is. The only down side is you will quit going out to eat because their food just doesn't measure up.
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  • You are going to enjoy your egg. Welcome to the group.
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  • EGGRPhEGGRPh Posts: 179
    Welcome!! Enjoy your egg!! I agree with everyone in that you'll go out less and less.

    Stef in Brunswick,Oh.
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  • Welcome. It is a great grill and you'll find that you can cook a lot of different things on it. After I bought mine I found that I wanted to but an adjustable rig to cook more food, a spider to use the wok, and a thermapen thermometer. The thermapen is amazing. My newest addition is the dutch oven.

    Cook some pork butts,ribs and steaks to get used to the vent settings.

    Read the posts on this forum and you'll be amazed at all the food you can cook on the egg. This is a great forum. There are a lot of great friendly people here with a lot of great knowledge.

    One bit of advice. Always post pictures of your cooks if you can. We love seeing pictures of good looking food.
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  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    Congrats on your egg. Welcome, you will find this place pretty special.
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
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  • Thanks for love and encouragement, everyone! One question, though. Do I need to upload my pictures to a hosting like (e.g., flickr) before I can post them here or can I upload them directly? Thanks again. I can't wait to learn and share with you folks!!!
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  • DougBQ wrote:
    Thanks for love and encouragement, everyone! One question, though. Do I need to upload my pictures to a hosting like (e.g., flickr) before I can post them here or can I upload them directly? Thanks again. I can't wait to learn and share with you folks!!!

    Yes you need to upload it to another site. I upload mine to Photobucket.

    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=132&Itemid=182
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  • CrueznCruezn Posts: 317
    Welcome!
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