Is it Saturday yet? Is it Saturday yet Close enough … As I type I am smoking 2 spatchcock chickens – 1 w/skin Up and 1 w/skin Down.
Here they were after I rubbed them with Roasted Garlic EVOO and some Fagundes seasoning from my local butcher.
The verdict is in … It’s “INCONCLUSIVE” … I now believe it boils down to personal preference. Although when doing more than one spatchcock chicken I think I will be placing the skin side UP so that drippings from anything above it will not collect in the cavity.
Here are the spatchcock chickens after 4.5 hours with 3 hours of 2 to 1 Apple/Special Blend smoke. PID @ 250º with vent wide open
You can see that both chickens are equally done and I could not find any difference in flavor or moisture. For me it boils down to presentation and I would not hesitate to sever either chicken
And now for the $$$hot
Thanks to all those that participated in the poll. Course, like any other poll, this one has a + or – error margin of 50%