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Beer for your Chickens Butt :-)

BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
edited 4:45AM in EggHead Forum
<p />Those chickens on the right look like they have done too much jail time :P heh[p]We did our first beer butt chickens the other night. One with orange juice, onion a little garlic. The other with Budweiser, onion and a little garlic.[p]The orange juice had a slight sweeter flavor, and the Budweiser one was ok, but nothing great.[p]Question: What beer have you found to work good when doing these?[p]I am wondering is a lager, or dark beer would have had better results.[p]Any suggestions?


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,489
    Betcha a Guinness wouldn't hurt nuthin. Good pictures. Love the angle of the finished chickens! Like a morning double moon.[p]Beers
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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Nice looking birds, what set-up did you use??? If you like kind of a sweet tasting bird with a hint of cinnamon try Brant's Brined Beer Butt Bird. It takes a couple of days if you follow the recipe but well worth it.[p]Cheers,
    New Bob

    [ul][li]Brant's Brined Beer Butt Bird[/ul]
  • StumpBabyStumpBaby Posts: 320
    Boccie,[p]The ones on the right...I got slippers just like that..momma gave em to me...toastie warm..and when I bite my ever..momma sure knows how to make slippers.[p]Paul[p]

  • IQIQ Posts: 16
    I will not comment on the jail time.[p]This weekend I did a chicken using Ginger Ale & Cajun seasonings as a rub. Chicken couldn't have been much better.[p]In the past I have used everything from Diet Colas to canned chicken stock, they always come out great.[p]Lewis

  • Nature Boy,
    I'll second the Guiness recommendation.

  • BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
    StumpBaby,[p]Chicken Slippers? LOL Now that would be a funny sight indeed!
  • BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
    New Bob,[p]Setup was a raised grid over a drip pan. I think if I start doing these regular I might order that Beer Butt Chicken Rack I saw... I did have trouble with one of those birds staying up, turned out it had broken breast bone which compromised it sitting on the can on its own very well.[p]I saw some post that doing them without a drip pan will get a nice crunchy skin, but honestly, I had the grease flare ups you get when doing whole chickens, and the skin was crunchy anyway.
  • BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
    Boccie,[p]"I had the grease flare ups "[p]I meant "hate the grease flare ups"... oops a typo once again
  • BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
    Joel Ferman,[p]Well thats several votes for a guiness, I will try that one next and also a Brant Brined one as well.[p]Thanks everyone for the input!
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