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Wood Fired Oven Substitute?


Kim Shook
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This probably belongs in the dumb questions thread.  Is there any way with either a gas grill or Weber vertical smoker to duplicate or at least approach what a wood fired oven does?  I've become enamored of the idea of roasting a goose and duck fat rubbed chicken by wood fire.  

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Hi Kim, that's great idea, and you don't need a wood oven or bbq. You can roast (in its most pure form) in front of a fire. Take your chicken or duck, jam a skewer through the body and attach it with string to a pole in the ground about a foot from the fire. Twist the string around, and you have a rotisserie that will allow the bird to cook evenly. Simple, so long as you have access to a fire pit. 

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Oh @Kim Shook what have you been reading/viewing that has you "all wood fired up"  We have a raised "pit" but the only cut & split wood on site is eucalyptus. Bit smelly. Have you considered the Weber and wood chips? - fire off to side.  Bird positioned vertically and turned once or twice? Not as romantic or primal but in suburbia.... 

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17 hours ago, heidih said:

Oh @Kim Shook what have you been reading/viewing that has you "all wood fired up"  We have a raised "pit" but the only cut & split wood on site is eucalyptus. Bit smelly. Have you considered the Weber and wood chips? - fire off to side.  Bird positioned vertically and turned once or twice? Not as romantic or primal but in suburbia.... 

LOL!  I wrote this in March and my poor Pandemic battered brain can NOT remember what it was I saw that made me ask this question (it had to be a show I watched).  I had completely forgotten this post until you and @Violin_guy responded to it.  It sounds really good, though😄!  We don't have a fireplace or firepit, so I'm thinking that Mr. Kim needs to rig up his smoker like @chileheadmike suggested.  Kroger sells duck fat in jars, so the goods shouldn't be hard to come by.  

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