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Beer butt chicken nest

Prof DanProf Dan Posts: 339
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I made a "nest" or socket for the beer can out of a double-thick sheet of aluminum foil, scrunching the foil around the base of the can [and around the feet of the chicken]. This stabilized the can and the chicken. I formed the rest of the foil into a pan to catch the chicken fat, which reduced the amount of fat dripping onto the fire.[p]This was my first beer butt. My wife said it was the best chicken she ever ate. 225 degrees for 3 hours, with a few chunks of oak the size of candy bars. Marinated it for a day in a garlic/herb/salt/pepper/apple vinegar rub; I used a wooden spoon to loosen the skin and to spread the rub.[p][PS -- I'm a first-time poster but a long-time lurker, and I just want to thank all of the eggsperts whose advice has been so helpful for my first six months of egging!]

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