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spatch fail.... mini has limits

SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
Tried a 5 lb er.... Had to pull her off due to the overhang. The Rutland caught on fire.... It was a fire show when I opened the mini up.

She has limits....
Seattle, WA


  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    Think you might try a spatchcock cornish game hen ;)

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Mama RoneckMama Roneck Posts: 385
    or hummingbird
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
    I've had success, this was a little too big.
    Seattle, WA
  • LitLit Posts: 6,893
    I have been eyeing the bonus pack of game hens from Costco. Could probably spatch several at a time on the mini
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
    Bottom line I need a large. My first egg fest this Saturday, I didn't pre- order a demo, and I don't see on the site that they have sold out.
    Seattle, WA
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    Don't smack the mini @mickey will come out swinging.


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,118
    Time and temp for the gasket?

    Sorry - just being a [email protected] :) Thanks for sharing - I am new to the mini and appreciate learning about things to try or not try. I would have likely tried to do this at some point and SWMBO would have been p!ssed that i botched dinner. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Dude, the bird might have been a little oversized for the mini but burning can be controlled. If you can close the dome it should be cooked right.


    Caledon, ON


  • dpittarddpittard Posts: 126
    Thanks for the laugh @caliking ! =))

    Is the gasket salvageable?

    LBGE with a massive wish list
    Athens, Ga.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,738
    4 lbs is about it on Mini. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,118
    I was sincere about my thanks for sharing. Was it ablaze because of  dripping grease?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
    Good thing about the Rutland charred it still works.

    I think the grease was sitting on the fire ring and the blaze was kicking up from there.

    I could have completed the cook sure , and lopped off the charred spots, but this thing was raging pretty hard so I pulled and finished in the oven. Not letting a good fire go to waste did some corn on the cob on the mini.
    Seattle, WA
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