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First chicken on my LBGE....

Got a Large BGE for my birthday last weekend. My first wings and whole chicken today. I cooked them indirect and at 300 degrees. 2 hrs on wings. 2.5 hrs on the whole bird. My home made rub and mop sauce on both. They were both great!!!
LBGE   Summerfield, NC


  • Welcome aboard! Hopefully the first of many awesome cooks. Do a search for spatchcock and you'll find an amazing method for whole chicken that will finish in half the time of your cook tonight.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,547
    +1 on Spatchcock.  Welcome.  Nice first cook.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 688
    Looks great!

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Looking good! Welcome


    Boerne, TX

  • RRog17RRog17 Posts: 421
    Thanks! I cooked them back to back so I could practice getting to a temp and holding it. I got it to 300 and held it perfectly for 5 hours then shut it down. Hope it's always that easy!
    LBGE   Summerfield, NC
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,725
    Jacksonville FL
  • Welcome aboard and great first cook!! The eggin might get easier but the eggcessories only get more $$$$ from here.


    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • MeTedMeTed Posts: 769
    Welcome, looks like a great cook and very nice pics. You may want to try spatchcock chicken, it seems to come out better for me.
    Belleville, Michigan

    Just burnin lump in Sumpter
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,160
    Welcome!   The chicken was my first cook as well.

    Then I found spatch.
    Once you go spatch, you never go back!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Welcome. ..don't worry about spatchcock.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • stemc33stemc33 Posts: 3,567
    Welcome to the madness. Nice birthday gift. +1 on spatchcock. I noticed you referenced your cook in time vs temp. If you don't have a food thermometer, you might want to consider getting one on your next accessory purchase. Everything taste better when cooked to temp and IMO chicken is a must cook to temp food. To get the most taste from your chicken while being safe at the same time requires a thermometer. ThermoWorks has the Thermapen and ThermoPop. I use the ThermoPop. Whichever thermo brand or type you choose, I would recommend getting something that reads in less than 5sec. When your checking a few different items on the egg, it gets hot in a hurry.

    Once again, welcome to the forum.
    Mini Max with Woo stone combo, LBGE, iGrill 2, Plate Setter, 
    two cotton pot holders to handle PS
    Banner, Wyoming
  • jcasparyjcaspary Posts: 1,479
    Welcome aboard, the food only gets better from here.
    XL BGE, LG BGE, and a hunger to grill everything in sight!!!
    Joe- Strongsville, OH
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,981
    Nice chicken and wings and welcome to our world. Am I missing something? Spatchcocked?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • Welcome aboard...Great looking chicken and wings there...
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,814
    +1 on spatchcock

    Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. •Niccolo Machiavelli
  • I agree on spatch...BUT there is something to be said about beer can. 
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,032
    Welcome! Awesome looking cook! Looks delicious.
  • Just wait until you do steaks! Welcome!

    Southern, Tennessee

    LBGE, MBGE  

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