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Old 11-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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If you owned only a Weber Kettle and a UDS, which would you prefer to BBQ your chicken on?

I know you can crisp up the skin pretty well on the lower grate of a UDS with fire cranked up a bit with no diffuser.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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I normally do my chicken on the kettle, 2 zone setup, as long as you have room for all the chicken you are cooking.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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I prefer mine on the kettle. Then again I prefer to use my kettle over my UDS for a majority of cooks because it is easier to setup and get going.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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I'd defer to my mini for chicken...turns out the best chicken on the PLANET. If i couldn't do it on the mini then i'd go to the Jimmy or UDS. It's almost over kill firing up the UDS for only a chicken but for even cooking and temp control it's higher quality Q than on the kettle.

Don't get me wrong...the kettle is a trooper and a versatile cooker but the cover has been on it for a long time since the mini's came into the picture.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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I do mine on a kettle.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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UDS for me, crispy skin is a breeze. Kosher salt, cook at 325. I always cook 2 so the swaping racks in the bullet was a pain. The Acorn does a good job, but the UDS does an even better job for me and easier to clean.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #7
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Yep...kettle it is. I like chicken cooked at higher temps.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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As long as as there is room for the amount of chicken, kettle all the way!!!!!
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #9
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Vote kettle too, its just so easy.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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Kettle here also
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:36 PM   #11
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Kettle for me too. I've turned out some of my best chicken ever on the OTS. I call it my chicken cooking machine.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:36 PM   #12
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Depends upon what type of chicken and how much.

Few pieces for the family I just use the Weber. But when we cook chicken for our club picnic we buy pre seasoned chicken that just needs to be heated through, so I fill up a couple UDS on all the shelves.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #13
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I'd defer to my mini for chicken...turns out the best chicken on the PLANET. If i couldn't do it on the mini then i'd go to the Jimmy or UDS. It's almost over kill firing up the UDS for only a chicken but for even cooking and temp control it's higher quality Q than on the kettle.

Don't get me wrong...the kettle is a trooper and a versatile cooker but the cover has been on it for a long time since the mini's came into the picture.
How do you cook your chicken on your mini? Do you do it without a diffuser? I've done chicken on the mini but the skin was rubbery.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #14
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If you have a 22.5 kettle, buy a rotisserie kit for it. I have the Cajun Bandit rotisserie kit, and it makes the most amazing whole chickens. I brine my birds overnight, and put them on the spit for 60-90 minutes, depending on the size.

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #15
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With 6 kids, I never could get enough meat on the kettle, so it's the UDS for me.

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