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chicken question

T-47T-47 Posts: 84
edited 4:36AM in EggHead Forum
I was wondering as I was cooking Huli Huli chicken tonight, does the raised grid prevent as much flame up? Or at least the chicken contacting the flame as much? I got my large BGE up to 500 then put the chicken on, the recipe I was following called for keeping the lid open. I had quite a bit of flame-up to contend with. All that being said, the chicken was awesome, just took a lot of effort to keep it from charring. I was wondering if most people use the raised grid for chicken?


  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    A raised grid is excellent for grilling direct especially for food that needs a longer cooking time. Grease flairs with the dome open but extinguish when the dome is closed because of the lack of sufficient oxygen.[p]Personally, I cook with the dome down- I have more control of the fire and less chance of burning up my food. Yeah, chicken can catch on fire, they burn real good like a rubber tire. (years ago, with a gasser)[p]Another advantage of a raised grid is that it is even or a little above the base rim so food is easy on, easy off.[p]Check out the Whizz site for a raised grid using stainless steel legs.[p]Clay

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