Monday, September 29, 2014

BeerButtBBQ Chicken...

We just finished up a really nice 25c warm weekend here in Halifax. on Friday night I spied in Walmart a package of 2 nice plump Maple Leaf Prime fresh chickens that I had to have. On Saturday I cooked one on the Propane BBQ using that Beer Butt idea. My BBQ is of the 3-burner variety so I lit the 2 outside burners and place the chicken on the gizmo in the middle. The results were nice...
On Sunday I decide to cook the second one (our household has no problems getting rid of food). Just for experimentation purposes, I tried using my new Coleman Oven. These have been around for decades but I just recently bought one...
Here it is, sitting on my 1962 vintage 3 burner Coleman Stove. Notice I am not using the white-gas tank that originally came with the stove, but a lazy propane converter gizmo. Click Here for more on that.
Here's the chicken starting to cook. To temper the direct burner heat a bit, I added a small pizza stone.

While it turned out nice, this method is much messier than using the big BBQ. I probably won't do it t his way again. The instructions for the Beer Butt Rack said to not light the burner directly underneath the chicken, and therein lies the problem. The direct heat from that burner below the oven caused all of the grease and juice from the chicken to spit and smoke, causing quite a mess inside. However, it's nice to know that the oven can be used if necessary. Honestly, I bough this oven more for baking bread than chicken, so I'm not disappointed  :)

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