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Old 10-17-2010, 01:12 AM
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Decided to do a whole roast chicken today for lunch.

Filled the cavity with sliced lemon, fresh rosemary and herbs and sprinkled spices on top for added flavour. The skin was crispy and crackled when you ate it. Did some roast potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions to go with it.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:41 AM
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That looks Yummo!
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:43 AM
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Tks for the feedback Axl - made another one on saturday night, plus two beef roasts. This time I popped the meat in and added soaked Hickory smoking chips for a few minutes before doing the main roasting. All the meats were very tasty as a result and it also provided a nice browing effect on the skin and outer surfaces of them.

Also baked 2 x ciabatta breads before the main roast as well which we used as a starter.

I definitely recommend trying meats and breads in the WFO. For too long I focussed on pizza only. This is a new challenge and so far has produced excellent results.
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Nice chicken! Two questions: 1) where did you get the neat rack you put it on, and 2) did you put anything under it or did you just let it drip onto the hearth?

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Old 10-25-2010, 02:00 PM
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Hi Karl,

I got the rack from the local hardware store and it costed about $6. I have 3 of them so I can make multiple roasts at the same time.

Chicken just dripped on the oven floor (cooked it breast side down to keep it from drying out). I did another chicken last Saturday and put potatoes in a tray underneath. It made them soggy so will keep them separate in future.
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I definitely recommend trying meats and breads in the WFO. For too long I focussed on pizza only. This is a new challenge and so far has produced excellent results.
So far I have done 3 pizza nights and 3 Sunday roasts in mine, as well as two bakes of bread. I'm diversifying early I am due to a roast chook in it this weekend

The woodchip flavouring sounds interesting, might try that too one day

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Sounds good Axl - grab some Weber wood chips from Bunnings or BBQ shop, soak them and pop them into the oven and close the door - it makes a nice variation on the standard chook roast.

Looking forward to seeing some pics of your results...
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Been doing the cooked chooks in the WFO for a while now and as you say, the smoke tends to enhance both colour and taste. Endless variety of rubs and woods available to try. Todays effort...

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Looks superb - is that one smoked?
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Yes - used a Tassie oak offcut with the door closed allowing the smoke to permeate giving the colour and flavour....
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