I've been playing with a different way to do some whole chickens. I was doing the spachcocked thing but I was tired of having ribs and breastbones in the way. I did the all out debone a few times but that left me with a wiggly slab of meat that was hard to tie. Well I kinda went right in the middle and boned out as far as i thought was necessary.
Here i did the spachcock and removed the ribs, breastbone and wishbone but left the thigh, leg and wing bones in to keep a little structure.
Then i seasoned it up with a little dry rub..
Now I bring the wings together and tie them together at the top and bottom. i amusing one piece of string for the whole bird..
Now i bring the string under the wings and down to the legs, wrap the thighs over the wings and tie the legs together.
Now tie up with half hitches just like a normal roast being sure to make yourself a little rope handle..
Now into the smoke sauna for a little TBS therapy.. BTW, I did tuck that wing back in before I went in for good..
Final Q-view to follow..