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3 whole chickens setup on large

Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
edited 7:32AM in EggHead Forum
IT WORKED !! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Setup for cooking 3 whole chickens - elevated - on a large Egg.

Spider in place (hanging down) with small BGE pizza stone on the spider.

The adjustable rig (AR) was placed with a cut and molded large foil pan on an oval grid on the lowest notch on the AR.
Pic for things to this point:
Then put small round grid on the AR's highest notch with an upright roaster in the center. I tested this with the raw chickens (wrapped in plastic) to make sure the dome would not touch (it did touch when I tried it on the top of the AR).
Here it is after the egg was stabilized at 450* for 30-40 min. (I didn't think the VOC's would ever quit burning) :ohmy: The chickens were in place with the veggies underneath. Note I had to 'corral' them up to keep them from falling over. ;)
Here are the veggies (needing stirring), so lifted the chickens to the counter (tricky). I had to take the veggies off about 20 min. before the chicken were done so they wouldn't burn.
With the AR and good gloves - it was easy to lift the whole thing off and replace it when done stirring:
Here are the chickens -180* internal on the thighs - ready for the foiled-covered rest.
Crispy skin, juicy inside - perfect. It took about 60 minutes - temp actually stayed closer to 400* even with occasional pokes to open the grate holes of ash. Hard to maintain the high temp with so much obstruction to the airflow (pizza stone, wide, large veggie pan, etc.).
Sorry not to have any finished pics, but with a large, hungry crowd.... well, you know... :whistle: ;) :laugh:

Thanks for all the help preparing for this - this Forum is GREAT ! :woohoo: :woohoo:


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    You're welcome. :laugh: Looks YUMMEE Clark. :)You do realize that now I gotta cook 5 at once. :laugh:
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Great job and thanks for the pics... gotta try it...
    I was cooking a stuffed pork loin yesterday when that storm came through (were you cooking?) At one point the wind was blowing sideways across the back porch. Egg and table had continuous "dump" of heavy rain for 15 mins. Temp never changed and turned out perfect. Gotta love the Egg.
    Kent Madison MS
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    a little ingenuity goes a long way. :)

    great job!
    context is important :)
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    You should call it Bondage Birds! ;)

    Those veggies look insanely good. Been wanting to try that with my spatches, just haven't gotten around to it.
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,293
    Ha ha, they look like the classic movie scene where you have a few explorers tied up by a bunch of cannibals while the fire is being built.

    It looks like your solution worked well.
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Looking really good Clark. :P
    There is or was a lot of good eating there. :P
  • Awesome! Great thinking on the corale. Glad it turned out. 12 happy people!
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Great adaptation Clark.

  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Still room for one more! ;)
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    I appreciate the help on the front end and the great comments here.

    Bondage / cannibals - Ha! Great! :lol:

    Hoss, bring it on........
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