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First Beer Can Chickens

wolfie4wvuwolfie4wvu Posts: 11
edited July 2012 in Poultry

I did my first beer can chickens this weekend. They turned out fabulous. I cooked them at 400 degrees for about 1 1/2. On let the chickens come up to room temperature and then slathered them with melted butter mixed with an Arizona Dreaming season purchased from Penzey's. I'm still learning how to regulate the temperature on my egg but I am getting better.

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited July 2012
    Nice looking birds, and Temp control does come with practice.
    For me, beer can is good, but I love spatchcock now. 
    I do use standing if I need more than 1 though.

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  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 259
    wow those look tasty...what kind of device do you have the birds sitting on????  each one has there own little drip pan??

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

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  • wolfie4wvuwolfie4wvu Posts: 11
    They are beer can chicken cookers I found at Lowe's (master forge or something like that). Yes they each had have their own drip pan which did a fine job but I was glad the other pans were there too.
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  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 259

    did you like the beer can over the spatchcook chicken??

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    I get a kick out of that picture every time I look at it. Like theyare all hiding their faces in shame. Or they are all turning their backs ton you. Or maybe they are all in trouble and were told to go stand in the corner. They do look like they came out good.

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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    I have done amazing spatchcocks, but will still say that the sittin chickens are great too!



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  • wolfie4wvuwolfie4wvu Posts: 11

    did you like the beer can over the spatchcook chicken??

    I thought they were both very good and really don't have a preference. I think I could get about the same amount in the egg so I guess it just matters on what I feel like doing that day.
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    I think they are both stellar, but spatch seems to be slightly better for me. I still like the way they look sittin' up there like that though



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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,851
    There is not much better than a simple bird on the egg. Yours look great.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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