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Post  Dr_KY on Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:41 am

Had two of these made today for a test run . After I got home I decided that the 2'' tubes may not be wide enough so I'll go back and have some 3'' cut and see how it works out. I also may need to shorten the sides or drill several 3/4 '' holes in the base.

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Post  Don Marco on Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:56 pm

I like em like that.



They are made by a friend of mine.


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Post  Mack on Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:20 pm

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Post  Dr_KY on Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:18 pm

Looks like I have some refining to do there marco.lol Are those 2'' tubes?
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Post  Don Marco on Thu May 01, 2008 7:04 am

I have them with 2" and 2 1/2 " Tubes. Any bigger than that is a major PITA for the chicken Rolling Eyes

I also have one 3 1/2 " tube for turkey, goose and roadrunners (someday ill get him).

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Post  Dr_KY on Thu May 01, 2008 10:30 am

Mine are 2'' and I was considering something larger for a turkey but I only cook them on Christmas. ( A free bird is included with our bonus at work) I do need to trim the plates smaller but that's something I can do at home. What are you working with, a six inch base?

Do you find it obviously easier to clean the 2 1/2.
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Post  Dr_KY on Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:52 pm

Gave it another go today. Still needs to be split down the center, the larger is for the big birds. Razz



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Post  jenks_24 on Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:29 pm

DR,

Any updates? How about using a cornish hen on them?

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Post  Dr_KY on Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:30 am

That would work too I may have a smaller one made and try it out.
I have used thes ecountless times one the last few months with great success. The clean up nice and easy too.
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Post  jenks_24 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:29 pm

Dr_KY wrote:That would work too I may have a smaller one made and try it out.
I have used thes ecountless times one the last few months with great success. The clean up nice and easy too.


Do you know of anyone that sells these? I would love to use one on a cornish hen, one for me and one for the wife. The leftovers should be fantastic!
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Post  Dr_KY on Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:14 am

You can use any beer can. Weber offer one but I don't know if it's stainless. I googled and found this one on Amazon..
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000TPCZY/sr=1-2/qid=1151062121/ref=pd_bbs_2?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=kitchen

There are several differant types ut there but I like these because the base is so secure.

Try one of these.. http://www.probbq.co.uk/Accessories.html
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Post  jenks_24 on Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:12 pm

Dr_KY wrote:You can use any beer can. Weber offer one but I don't know if it's stainless. I googled and found this one on Amazon..
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000TPCZY/sr=1-2/qid=1151062121/ref=pd_bbs_2?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=kitchen

There are several differant types ut there but I like these because the base is so secure.

Try one of these.. http://www.probbq.co.uk/Accessories.html

Not bad Dr!


Thanks. I hope this will fit a cornish hen.

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Post  jenks_24 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:28 pm

Hey guys,

Found a weber product that seems to be right up my ally, plus easy to clean:

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/accessory/poultry_roaster/default.aspx

What do you think?

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Post  ILBBQS.com on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:20 pm

jenks_24 wrote:Hey guys,

Found a weber product that seems to be right up my ally, plus easy to clean:

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/accessory/poultry_roaster/default.aspx

What do you think?

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Only if you like to have more toys. Otherwise I have found the following method to work well (this isn't my chicken though)...


If you want to get a little more fancy-schmancy, add the following underneath it...


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Post  ThomEmery on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:47 pm

Beer Butts stands hum.....
ya dont have WalMart they got everything ya need ta Beer Butt with the best Very Happy
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Post  ILBBQS.com on Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:13 pm

ThomEmery wrote:Beer Butts stands hum.....
ya dont have WalMart they got everything ya need ta Beer Butt with the best Very Happy
Wallyworld...I'm just waiting for them to offer direct deposit for my paycheck! Smile
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7857645

They have slightly smaller version for around $5...I have a couple of them...only used them once.
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Post  jenks_24 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:03 pm

ILBBQS.com wrote:
ThomEmery wrote:Beer Butts stands hum.....
ya dont have WalMart they got everything ya need ta Beer Butt with the best Very Happy
Wallyworld...I'm just waiting for them to offer direct deposit for my paycheck! Smile
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7857645

They have slightly smaller version for around $5...I have a couple of them...only used them once.

Jim,

How does it work? Do you use a can of beer? I would LOVE all the details, especially for the folks around the world Cool
I looked further into the Weber and found they do not allow shipment to an APO addy. They may ship international, but the import fees add to the cost, a reason why I went with the frontier instead of the WSM. It turned out for the best though, I love my unit cheers Found it through a local company and received in a few days. My neighbor loves my ribs, but mesquite is kinda strong.


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Post  ILBBQS.com on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:14 pm

jenks_24 wrote:
Jim,

How does it work? Do you use a can of beer? I would LOVE all the details, especially for the folks around the world Cool
I looked further into the Weber and found they do not allow shipment to an APO addy. They may ship international, but the import fees add to the cost, a reason why I went with the frontier instead of the WSM. It turned out for the best though, I love my unit cheers Found it through a local company and received in a few days. My neighbor loves my ribs, but mesquite is kinda strong.


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Hey Jenx,

Easy, Peasy! Crack open a can of your favorite brew; drink about 1/4 to 1/3 of it (this is called preseasoning the cook); season the bird to your liking; jam the can up the backside of the chicken; stand it up on the smoker/grill; cook until done. I take the internal temp to about 165*F in the breast / 175*F in the thickest part of the thigh (not touching bone). If you place a pie pan under the bird, it will catch any juices, but I would also put some of the beer in the pan to help keep the juices from burning to the pan (unless you're using disposable and don't plan on keeping the pan).

Mesquite is pretty strong for ribs...I like apple/cherry/hickory wood when given the selection. Mesquite is better on thicker cuts (like brisket) and can be hard to get used to the flavor if you don't immediately like it...an aquired taste. Wink

Hope that helps. It may not be the best way, but it's what has worked for me.
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Post  jenks_24 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:01 pm

Hey Jim,

I'm talking about that equipment you bought from walmart. I'm interested in how you use it. Does a can slide in it or what? I want something thats good for cornish hens, since it's just the wife and I.

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Post  ILBBQS.com on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:19 pm

jenks_24 wrote:Hey Jim,

I'm talking about that equipment you bought from walmart. I'm interested in how you use it. Does a can slide in it or what? I want something thats good for cornish hens, since it's just the wife and I.

Jenx
Hi Jenx,

Here's a picture of one like I have; can inserted; chicken not yet impaled.



The next step in the process is to ram this thing into the backside of the chicken. I haven't seen them for cornish hens...these might be a little on the big side. With bird that small, using just the can should give you plenty of stability...never tried it though.
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Post  jenks_24 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:21 pm

Thanks Jim,

Wonderful information brother!

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Post  ILBBQS.com on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:28 pm

jenks_24 wrote:Thanks Jim,

Wonderful information brother!

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No problem. That's what this forum is for...camraderie and learning. sunny
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Post  Dr_KY on Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:54 pm

Try using a can of V8 in the game hens as they should be the perfect size plus you get to make Bloody Marys. Very Happy
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Post  jenks_24 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:45 am

Dr_KY wrote:Try using a can of V8 in the game hens as they should be the perfect size plus you get to make Bloody Marys. Very Happy

You know, I never thought of that. What a great idea for small birds! Thanks Dr!

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Post  Dr_KY on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:30 am

No problem bro. try and take a can opener and removing the top of the can to make things easier. It works witlh beer and soda cans too.
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