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First cook on the akorn jr spatchcock cornish hens


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Assembly of the akorn jr was easy. Especially with help from my 9 month old son lol  First cook on the acorn jr. Two cornish hens. I rubbed them with olive oil and cowboy rub. When they were almost finished I put a little homemade bbq sauce a friend gave me on them. They were very good. Fell off the bone. I let the grill get too hot at first, but I brought it back down to between 300-325 and watched it until it got to 165 on the probes. I do not trust the akorn jr temp gage at all. My probes were saying it was 75-100 degrees hotter than the gauge on the dome. I used the bbqube for indirect cooking. I think it was a great investment. I plan on using a pie pan or something to put liquid under my meat sometimes. 

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Great first cook.  It's pretty common to have that kind of variation in the Jr. thermometers.  They are not known for their accuracy but they can serve as a guide.  Also I should point out the two uncooked birds in the Kamado will have a cooling affect on air temperatures above them as opposed to below.  It's just part of getting to know your Kamado and how it works.  :good:

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