Thrown in the deep end.

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snowfella
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Thrown in the deep end.

Post by snowfella » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:59 pm

Wife's just gone and kicked me into the deep end of the pool with inviting the family over for a birthday bbq next week and I've yet to get a hang of the new Acorn. Originally it was just to be 4 people, birthday boy a lamb lover, so figured a simple cook with a chook and small lamb roast on the rotisserie but it's now doubled in size and the original plan just won't be enough.

So the plan now has gone from just using the rotisserie to involving the acorn for a full leg of lamb aswell as a chook or 2 on the roti. Thinking I ought to be running about the same timing, around 2 hours at 200C for the lamb in the Acorn and brined chickens on the roti. Last time (only time) I ran a chook on the roti it took around 2.5 hours but had to contend with coals dying mid cook and wasn't prepared for the refill, this time I will be and it likely will cut the cooking time down somewhat.

Any pointers or tips anyone can share?


12x7
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Thrown in the deep end.

Post by 12x7 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:49 pm

Suggest do pulled pork day before and reheat on the day.

Same can be done with lamb. Vac pack and reheat on the day.

Roti the lamb. 2 whole cooks in the Akorn with chicken pieces such as wings on the extender for finger food.

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Thrown in the deep end.

Post by 12x7 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:52 pm

Kamados cook moist by default. No need to brine if you have decent meat. Save your time for other things like socialising or a beer.

snowfella
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Re: Thrown in the deep end.

Post by snowfella » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:59 pm

Cheers

Lamb is a must, birthday boy (stepson) is a lamb nutter and wouldn't have it any other way. And he'd likely disown me if there wasn't a bone to gnaw clean so cooking it to pulling is mostly out too.
Would do it in the roti but I'm not a 100% sure how the cheapo gasman kit would handle a decent sized leg of lamb or if it would be pushing it to it's limit.

Luckily I've got the whole day to prepare while everyone else works and with little kids coming would have to have mostly everything set and done by the time the invasion begins.


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