Spatchcocked Bird on the Drum

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by thunderdome, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Butterfly'd, injected w/ Tony Chachere's Honey BBQ, and seasoned w/ some Lowrys and Kirkland sweet mesquite.

    Threw it on the drum about an hour ago. Kingsford Comp w/ some apple chunks.

    Cookin @ 250. So far so good

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  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good there.
     
  3. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    ok, school me. Is spatchcocked just butterflied basically?
     
  4. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Yup. That's it. Here's a great video...prolly a wiki too somewhere on here

     
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looking great, I really need to try a spatchcocked bird someday. [​IMG]
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have always wanted to try one. Are there any advantages in doing them this way (cook faster, more room in smoker, taste etc.)????
     
  7. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    This is my first..i was in the same boat as you all.

    So far, it's cookin along the same time line/temp as a beer can chicken.

    it really was quick and easy to do though
     
  8. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Quote:
    One advantage I would see...for Drums...One wouldnt have to worry about a domed lid, and could even do a chicken on the bottom rack rather than an upright beer can style
     
     
  9. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

  10. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    mmmmm mmm
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    YUMMMO
     
  12. Great looking bird.  Andy by the way, nice patio and back yard.
     
  13. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Thanks Smoke 2 Geaux!
     
     
  14. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    That looks Goooooood
     
  15. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    well you inspired me. I just put a chicken on the counter to thaw. I'll split it tonight and put it in a brine and cook it tomorrow or wednesday. got plans tomorrow so depending on what time I get back as to when I get it done
     
  16. I've only done the Beer Can method, so I'll have to try this way and see how it goes.
     
  17. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    just got done spatchcocking the bird according to the above video(all went well). Then put it in a brine to soak. just kinda threw some stuff in there that I felt would mesh well together(which is how I do most of my cooking) and so far it smells and looks really good. stand by for Qview, will post when I remove from brine and follow it until it is finished.
     

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