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BeerCan Chicken

Backyard MikeBackyard Mike Posts: 79
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Brined overnight
4 qt water
6 oz salt
1 cup apple cider

Rubbed with no salt creole seasoning & olive oil

Beer can opened added 1 TBS seasoning & put in cavity

Put half of beer in spray bottle with 1 cup apple cider 1TBS balsamic vinegar 1 TBS olive oil

Spritzed about every 20 minutes

Took almost 2 hours to get to 165 in breast.

Chicken came out great. Sweet potatoes in the pan didn't get cooked.

Cooked @ 325

Comments

  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Good looking chicken. I know a lot of people prefer the spatchcocked version (which is very tasty) but I also like a beer can chicken every now and then. Always good to have several ways to cook a yard bird.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,218
    edited October 2012
    We beer canned a lot of chickens, until I got a vertical roasting stand, much better and easier to set up and no more wasted beer. Same moist tasty chicken even if I drank the beer and filled the can with water. Once we discovered spatchcocking, even the vertical roaster has been collecting dust. My MBGE can hold three (smaller) chickens if I part out the birds (1/4 cut). Using a 12" drip pan on the setter, indirect at 350, I move the thigh parts over the outside to give them a little more heat. Because they are parted out, rub surface is greater - better taste. There is also the option to simply grill a spatchcocked or parted bird, rather than roast it. 

    Here is an article on beer canning, which I still think is a great novelty if you like it. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • I do spatchcock chicken more often then beer can. Mostly because spatched chicken gets done faster. I don't see a ton of difference in flavor between the two. On my last beer can I switched it up and used Apple juice instead of beer and rubbed the chicken with pork rub. So good.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 295
     Sweet potatoes in the pan didn't get cooked.
    Curious about this last statement - are you saying that the potatoes didn't cook after 2 hours in a 325 egg?
    XL and Medium BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
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