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sam3
03-04-2015, 06:52 AM
I mentioned a few weeks back that I won a Mini BGE at a chili contest. :first:
It's a pretty neat little cooker. I haven't had an opportunity to use it up until now, so I thought I would try a yard bird.

No room on the deck, this set up will have to do.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o164/sam3_album/b56be96dd326666db21e64ee297c7767_zpsdefb0e7b.jpg

Brined this overnight in Mad Hunky Poultry Brine and seasoned well with Mad Hunky General Purpose Rub.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o164/sam3_album/ee77ada38e001834eb66e608041f788e_zps97a3c7de.jpg

Kinda made a holder for the bird so it stayed vertical.

A few pieces of lump in the chimney starter was all it needed to get up to 400*, within minutes!

Pulled at 170, cooking time was roughly an hour.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o164/sam3_album/ef32fb65d82191e37590859a17016065_zps3f265cd3.jpg

Wanted some crunchier skin, I think I'll add some more lump next time.

Love the MH Poultry Brine. Juicy and delicious as always.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o164/sam3_album/aadb94f87e93a52ab9f4c2f250b3c876_zpsb2170efb.jpg

Thanks for looking!

insaneh
03-04-2015, 07:09 AM
Nice.
Lucky dog. I've been eyeballing the mini max. Just not in the budget.

peeps
03-04-2015, 09:03 AM
That is a neat little cooker! Congrats! Chicken looks great!

pjtexas1
03-04-2015, 10:34 AM
Nice little cooker and chicken! I bet it was exciting to win that.

OSD
03-04-2015, 11:13 AM
Great lookin' bird. :thumb::thumb:

drjiveturkey
03-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Cooking at 400 degrees for 1 hour, I'm surprised the skin didn't get crispy. I wonder if the bird was too big for the cooker and not enough space for the heat to move around. In any case, it looks tasty!

sam3
03-04-2015, 12:21 PM
Cooking at 400 degrees for 1 hour, I'm surprised the skin didn't get crispy. I wonder if the bird was too big for the cooker and not enough space for the heat to move around. In any case, it looks tasty!

Thanks!
I put the bird on when it hit 400 degrees. It dropped from there. I had to take the thermometer out of the top of the Egg because it was hitting the bird.
So I just went by IT at that point.
More lump next time. :thumb:

THoey1963
03-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Nice looking bird Sam. And a cute little smoker!

BigRedSmoker
03-04-2015, 01:09 PM
Didn't know they made them that small. Nice bird.

Big George's BBQ
03-04-2015, 01:38 PM
Looks good to me Congrats on the cooker

cowgirl
03-04-2015, 02:11 PM
Sam, that's a cute cooker!! When I looked at your first picture, I thought you had an umbrella or something attached to it. :doh: :laugh: ... but I see it's a pole in the yard. I must not be awake today!! :biggrin1:
Your chicken looks SO good, so does the rest of your meal. Thanks for the post!

Jadog
03-04-2015, 02:15 PM
Nice prize...and way to break it in. Bird looks delicious. Congrats. :thumb:

c farmer
03-04-2015, 02:18 PM
Looks awesome Sam.

Great prize to win.