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Old 11-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #18
On the road to being a farker
Join Date: 01-12-10
Location: Arlington, VA

We're underway. I've got this 19-some pounder a friend gave me. It'll be a first as I've limited my previous efforts closer to 14lbs. Did a dry brine as mentioned in Tish's thread. Seasoned and sealed for almost two days, I got up this morning at 6am to air dry the skin in the fridge.

Going to stuff the cavity with aromatics and just started my coals.

I tried about 4 different setups to accommodate the bird's size in my 22" kettle. Pretty close, maybe too close, to the lid using the cooking grate, I tried charcoal baskets, clay saucers, and even small clay flower pots. None of these gave me much extra headroom. I was also worried about stability. Went with a Pyrex baking dish to support my pan. Lord, please see me through this with some success.

Kettles:22 1/2 Redhead "O", 22 1/2 CL Rescue "G";Genesis Silver A, Curb Rescue
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