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    Weber Vertical Poulty Roaster

    Has anyone had any experiance using the Weber vertical poultry roaster (6408 Style)? I'm thinking of purchasing one, but I'm not sure if I like the design or not. I'm worried that the pan it comes with will block the hot air flow, and that the bottom of the chicken won't cook properly. I'm also unsure what the best way to use it would be. Thanks for any help offered.

    #2
    Ive never used one . You may want to check the equipment reviews tab.

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      #3
      Thank you. I've checked, but I didn't see anything.

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        #4
        Meathead has some great chicken recipes that don't require chicken sitters. Check 'em out: http://amazingribs.com/search_results.html?q=chicken

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        • Edwin
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          Thank you Max. I'll be sure to try those. However, that doesn't really answer my question. There are times where I'd like to just roast the whole chicken on the grill, as opposed to breaking it down into parts.

        #5
        I haven't used one of those but i would imagine it would work fine. looks simliar to ones i use for beer can chicken.

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          #6
          I'm personally not crazy about non-stick on my grill since all my grill tools are metal. I just know from experience I tear up anything with a non-stick surface. It looks cool, but seems like an overly expensive version of what you can do with a $5 wire frame beer can sitter.
          Last edited by Rlasky; July 25, 2014, 05:40 PM.

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            Edit: I have added and removed this cast iron variety http://www.amazon.com/Emeril-All-Cla...emeril+upright from my own Amazon cart many times. A little pricier than yours, but I like the idea of cast iron better. My idea for wanting it is the idea of cut potatoes browning in the drippings from the chicken.

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              #8
              Personally I like the green egg chicken roasters

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                #9
                I much prefer a spatchcock chicken to a vertical or "beer can" chicken. See Meathead's article here: http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_tech...n_chicken.html. Naked Whiz has a good webpage with a spatchcock recipe: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/spatch.htm .

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                • nicklawrence
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                  100% agreed. I have a vertical chicken holder but after discovering spatchcocked smoked chicken I never bother with it any more.

                #10
                I usually cook a whole chicken direct on my grill without a sitter at all. Works great, actually, as long as you oil the grill so the chicken skin doesn't stick. I'm not a big fan of sitters ... I have one and when I take the darn thing off the grill, the chicken is top heavy and tends to cause the whole thing to fall over as I try to take it inside. Personal observation and preference here.

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                  #11
                  I've done both... spatchcock is the best method.

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                    #12
                    I agree with bocefuss and second the spatchcock method.

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                      #13
                      I own a 6408. Used it once. Haven't bothered since. Want mine? What do I do instead? Infrared, of course. On a Weber kettle. Using Thunderdome's Vortex. They're $30 each. I got mine at Mad Hunky Meats. Go to the item description. You can download the User Guide there. It shows the multiple ways the Vortex can be used (Direct, Indirect, Indirect/Direct and Infrared). Best $30 I ever spent on a grilling accessory. I also have a Smokenator that I never use anymore, since I got this great device. Want water? Set an 8" pie tin in the center when cooking indirect. Fill it with water or use it as a drip pan or ???
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                        #14
                        Thanks everyone. I ended up purchasing one, because it was on sale. It worked ok, but I think I'm going to try spatchcock going forward.

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                        • Huskee
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                          Hard to beat a spatchcocked & smoked chicken, my favorite way hands down.

                        • _Keith
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                          Welp, now I know what we're having for dinner tonight

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                        Oh yeah...


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