Sacrificial chicken is on the fire.
Thankies to Whitey for giving me some helpful tips on cooking with my UFO :D
Basically I can start using my coals when there’s like 50-75% ash going on, I don’t need ALL of the coals to be white.
Once I’ve dumped the coals into the kettle (trying to remember next time to put the little grate back onto the bottom of the kettle before dumping the coals on top!!) cover it, top vents closed, then let it preheat another 5-10 minutes before cooking.
When ready to cook, throw the chicken down on the grill, skin side down for about
15 30 minutes to get pretty colour and flavour on the breast side. Cover and let it do its thing.
15 30 minutes, flip the bird over and let it cook for another 30-40 minutes, checking temperature at thirty minute mark for 165F.
Somewhere towards the end of cooking, I’ll have to be playing around with the zucchini.. I suppose I could just cook the zucchini while the chicken is sitting resting before cutting into it for dindin.