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Beer Butt Chicken Help

Have a 9 pound bird that has been brining for about 24 hrs. Was planning on cooking it tomorrow for dinner but needed to know roughly how long and at what temp I should cook it at. Then, I have to transport it 20minutes so roughly how long can I keep it wrapped in foil to preserve the heat. Any help would be appreciated.


  • TheStormyDog, if it were me I'd pull it from the brine NOW. Over brining will give it a 'plastic' like texture :([p]Cook at 350° indirect for approx 20 mins a pound (+ or -) and until breast temp reaches 165-170° and the thigh temps around 180-185°.[p]Wrap in foil, place into a warm cooler and your 20 min trip should be no problem.
  • TheStormyDog, sounds to me like you are over doing the brine. I brine for 6 hours or so. I'd take it out, rinse several times in running water, wrap and back in fridge. Then several hours, maybe 3, before you are going to cook that bird, unwrap it and keep in fridge to dry the skin. Season and cook per your normal method. Good luck. Tom

  • Agree w/ Rumrunner and Sandbagger. The only thing I can add if you need to keep it warm longer, place towels on the botton of warm cooler to keep it longer.

    Hopefully, I am not helping a Cincinnatti Fan. hehehe
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