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ljh34465
09-08-2009, 07:30 AM
Brined for 5 hours - 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup Kosher salt, Tbsp black pepper corns, water to cover. (Dissolve salt and sugar in about 2 C water over heat, let cool, add chicken and peppercorns and water to cover) A heavy soup bowl inverted helps keep them submerged.

Generous dose of Yardbird on and under the skin:

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Egg stabilized at 350 set up for indirect:

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after 30 mins (approx):
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Pulled at 160 breast, 170 thigh - total about 50 minutes:

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Nice and juicy - picture says it all - that is not butter on the plate:

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Ron_L
09-08-2009, 07:56 AM
Nice looking birds! You need a drip pan on that platesetter!

Phubar
09-08-2009, 08:02 AM
That looks done!

Mark Stanton
09-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Love that chick. Looks good

bigabyte
09-08-2009, 08:36 AM
Tummy is grumbling already. This is going to be a long day with all this great pron I see posted. And this was my first pron thread of the day!:shock: My waistline is in deep trouble.

Bushwacker
09-08-2009, 08:44 AM
That is some Great looking bird there, as I am a breast-man, I'll have one Breast please. I have some doctered bbq beans left-over from yesterday, that I added the leftover pulled pork-loin scraps, that's my lunch, but all this Pron this morning is really making me hungry......

Big George's BBQ
09-08-2009, 09:24 AM
That looks really good

chambersuac
09-08-2009, 12:23 PM
looks great, congrats!

BigAl
09-08-2009, 02:32 PM
Well, those birds look great and I'm gonna give that spatch method a try.

Kettledog
09-08-2009, 05:48 PM
Nice birds, what ya burning in the Egg?

singingwolf
09-08-2009, 05:54 PM
Did my first spatch last week and love it! I think I need to find a new home for my poor vertical chicken roaster...not sure if/why I would use it again.

Now I'm just wondering if the Med BGE is big enough to spatch a turkey...

Rick's Tropical Delight
09-08-2009, 05:55 PM
You need a drip pan on that platesetter!

no doubt.

ljh34465
09-08-2009, 06:08 PM
geez Rick, sometimes you are just overwhelmingly effusive:mrgreen:

Kettledog - just working my way through my first bag of BGE lump - have some RO lump to try next.

Singingwolf - my grate on the large is 18" and two chickens pretty much filled it up from one side to another - I think the medium is 15" and it might be a tight fit for all but a really small turkey. But I am a newbie to an egg - maybe some of the "old timers" can chime in:confused:

Mitch
09-08-2009, 06:14 PM
Nice job. Keep it up.

singingwolf
09-08-2009, 06:24 PM
Singingwolf - my grate on the large is 18" and two chickens pretty much filled it up from one side to another - I think the medium is 15" and it might be a tight fit for all but a really small turkey. But I am a newbie to an egg - maybe some of the "old timers" can chime in:confused:

Yeah, I'm dealing with that 15" with minimum grace sometimes.

Once I managed to cram 2 5lb beer chickens and 6 ears of corn into that sucker - all at the same time...and wouldn't let anyone else get close to the egg for fear it would explode. :lol: (Why yes, I was ready to catch the corn as it fell out when I opened the lid.)

Don't think I want to repeat the experience.

tmcmaster
09-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Greeeeeeeeeeeeat... now i'm hungry...

LMAJ
09-08-2009, 09:05 PM
Good looking chicken - might just have to do one this weekend...

Phesant
09-08-2009, 09:11 PM
Nice birds ...... great job

NorthwestBBQ
09-08-2009, 11:03 PM
Great looking yardbird bro...:mrgreen:

Norcoredneck
09-09-2009, 01:07 AM
Looks very tasty.

ljh34465
09-09-2009, 06:33 AM
Thanks for all the comments - really appreciate you stopping by. And yes, next time will use a drip pan:rolleyes: