First roast chooks in weber

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First roast chooks in weber

Post by Brewerbbqer » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:05 pm

Doing my first roast chooks in the weber today. I've brined them overnight and they are drying in the fridge now. Going simple, just going to rub with salt, I may add butter under the skin, as I usually do this. And some lemon juice before I put them in. 2 full baskets and I'll add some aprium chunks for a bit of smoky goodness. We love roast chicken so I have high hopes. Should be done in 90, so I'll add the veg straight from the start. Just over an hour was perfect for the veg last time I did a roast


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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Gumb » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:33 pm

sounds like you have it covered. I would suggest two thin strips of foil placed on the grill and running down each side of the chicken to help shield the bottom edges from too much direct heat.

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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Brewerbbqer » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:47 pm

Could I put the chooks in a foil tray?

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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Brewerbbqer » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:10 pm

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First roast chooks in weber

Post by Muppet » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:34 pm

Couple of cute looking chicks there ;)
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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Brewerbbqer » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:54 pm

Thanks mate, thought they were done but as I pulled a drummy off it looked a touch under so back in for 15mins more. Smells crazy good :)

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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Gumb » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:03 pm

They will be better if you ditch the foil tray. The heat and smokey goodness gets all around it that way.

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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Gumb » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:03 pm

They will be better if you ditch the foil tray. The heat and smokey goodness gets all around it that way.

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Post by chriso » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:17 pm

Whole chooks are really forgiving in the Weber, hard to mess up. Ditch the trays as Gumb said.
Personally I prefer the chooks butterflied and cooked in a raging hot Weber (they cook much faster too)

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First roast chooks in weber

Post by Bear » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm

Gumb wrote:They will be better if you ditch the foil tray. The heat and smokey goodness gets all around it that way.
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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Gumb » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:59 pm

Foil trays to me are like pineapple is to Urban Griller. :twisted:

Good for catching the drips when placed under the grill in a kamado but useles for cooking food in.
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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by 2browndogs » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:26 pm

yep - lose the trays - but you can put them underneath between the charcoal to catch the juices if you want

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Re: First roast chooks in weber

Post by Brewerbbqer » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:33 am

Cheers guys, no foil next time :). Taste was ridiculously good and meat was super juicy!


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