Had my first two cooks on my demo Egg from the Georgia Mountain Eggfest this past weekend. Thought I'd share the cooks and my experiences so far.
First of all, the Eggfest was a blast! I was surprised to see so many cooks and so many tasters there. I think I heard the attendance clock in somewhere around 1500. I really lucked out as my demo Egg was being used to demonstrate a cold smoker, so, for all intents and purposes, it is brand new!
For the first cook on Sunday, I decided to go relatively simple and do pulled chicken sandwiches. I did a spatchcock chicken rubbed down with Tsunami Spin (which I picked up from the Eggfest as well. This is my first experience with any of the Dizzy Pig rubs.).
I fired up the Egg for the first time using a paper towel and oil. First thing I learned was that the Egg starts extremely quickly compared to my old method. The egg started going nuclear before I even realized it!
Got thing relatively under control and put the chicken in.
While the chicken was cooking (indirect around 350° dome), I made some BBQ sauce. Nothing special, but SWMBO loves it and gets mad at me when we run out. It's ketchup based that has the right level of spice, tangy-ness, and sweetness.
Here's the finished bird. I think I'll use something a little lighter than hickory next time. Live and learn. Still tasted great and the skin was relatively crispy.
Pulled the chicken, both white and dark, and mixed in some of the BBQ sauce. Sorry for the horribly blurred picture.
On a bun with some shredded cheddar. I threw the rest of the family's sandwiches under the broiler which is what I used to do cause my old firebox (which I used as a grill too) couldn't quite work as an oven. I decided to try mine on the Egg as a proof of concept, so I cranked it up to about 450 dome and put it on. I wanted to make sure the bread wouldn't pick up too much of the smoke flavor. I learned that the 3-4 minutes it was on there, it didn't pick up any. Next time, all the sandwiches will go back on the Egg. Served with chips.
This was a tasty, simple, after-church meal.
Since this post turned out a little long in the tooth, I'll make a separate post for Sunday's dinner. Gotta get that post count up too!