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Would you eat these?

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Sunday was a beautiful perfect day here my neck of the woods so I decided to try out the new roti ring on my new kettle.
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So I decided to spin a couple of cornish hens. No brine and no salt other than what is in the rub and glaze. Lightly dusted them with BGE Pecan Rub.
The cavities are stuffed with one onion and one lemon wedge along with sprigs of fresh thyme, rosemary and sage leaves.
Also tossed in a huge yam just for grins and giggles. That my new drip pan/griddle down there. It included a roasting rack.
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Been rolling along with applewood chunks at 330° according to the lid therm. I still need to check it for accuracy.
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Applied a thin glaze of Stonewall Kitchen Smokey Peach Whiskey Sauce. They'll be ready soon going by the instant read therm.
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Resting on the kitchen counter. These pics don't do justice to the hens. The color was spectacular in person.
Sorry for not getting any money shots or plated shots. We were starving.
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I love this kettle. The temps are a breeze to control. I've been playing around with the kettle for a couple of weeks.
As for the roti ring, I couldn't even hear it runnning and would go check on it. LOL.
I didn't even need to use the spitrod counterweight this time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stu
 

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Ummm hell yes I'd eat those. Beautiful color. Dang nice job Stu!

Thank you Jake. I thought I would miss the usual sprinkling of Kosher salt inside and out. But these turned out delicious.
 

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I don't know if I could fit both in in one sitting, but I'd give it a try. Hell yes I'd eat those
 

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Short answer is yes I would!Stu those birds look fabulous! I haven’t had Cornish hens in years. I’ll bet those really hit the spot. I need to figure out a rotisserie set up for my Kamado.
 

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YEAP!!! Looks good! And that’s a nice accessory for that kettle!

Thanks, Justin. I agree. I went back and forth trying to decide if the roti ring was a need or just a want. LOL. Looks like it has been decided!
 

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I don't know if I could fit both in in one sitting, but I'd give it a try. Hell yes I'd eat those

Thanks, Doug. I devoured mine. Mrs. SHS devoured half of hers.
 

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Short answer is yes I would!Stu those birds look fabulous! I haven’t had Cornish hens in years. I’ll bet those really hit the spot. I need to figure out a rotisserie set up for my Kamado.

Thank you, Jeff. They are getting hard to find down here (supply issues). If you can find a set up for the Kamado, then do it. You'll love it.
 

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Nope. Don't eat them...they look horrible...and probably under cooked! You need to send them to me just to make sure they are safe! <sarc> LOL!

Awesome looking chickens. Skin looks perfectly crisp! Nicely done!
 

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Nope. Don't eat them...they look horrible...and probably under cooked! You need to send them to me just to make sure they are safe! <sarc> LOL!

Awesome looking chickens. Skin looks perfectly crisp! Nicely done!
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Thanks again, Keith. They were mighty delicious and juicy too.
You're right about the skin too.
 

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That right there is a work of art. Game hens are fantastic. I love to throw them in with other things I’m smoking because they are so crazy good and they cook up really fast. I‘ve never put them on the Roti because they're so small so I guess I missed out on that. It’s a great idea to tie them up and put them on that way.
 

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Hey Stu,

That's a great looking kettle, and pair of birds.

I've been thinking about a spinner for my kettle for years. Your kicking me over the edge.
 

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Wow! Those are incredible! Those wouldn’t last 5 minutes in this house! I was just looking at that kettle rotisserie attachment today. They should have those pics to sell it!
 

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That right there is a work of art. Game hens are fantastic. I love to throw them in with other things I’m smoking because they are so crazy good and they cook up really fast. I‘ve never put them on the Roti because they're so small so I guess I missed out on that. It’s a great idea to tie them up and put them on that way.


Thank you.
Give the roti a try sometime and you'll be very plesed with the results.
 

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Hey Stu,

That's a great looking kettle, and pair of birds.

I've been thinking about a spinner for my kettle for years. Your kicking me over the edge.

Thanks!
Yeah, I went back and forth before pulling the trigger on the Roti. But don't let me twist your arm. :emoji_sunglasses:
 

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