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beer butt chicken

edited 11:59AM in EggHead Forum
Do I need a vertical roaster to cook a beer-butt chicken??


  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Big Cat,[p]No. The can is inserted in the cavity and then the bird sort of sits on it. The bird is then upright but without a sitter. [p]Tim

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Tim M,[p]I agree with Tim M. I've done them with only a beer can supporting them and they've all come out awesome! I did notice that I knocked the poor chickens over a couple times when opening the BGE lid, but things still turned out delicious. Yet another example that the BGE is a very forgiving cooker and that sticking a beer can into a chicken before cooking is a very good idea.[p]Cornfed
  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    Big Cat,
    I'm not sure a vertical roaster AND a beer can would fit in the poor bird.

  • Big Cat, are those prison chickens? Sorry,,, I'm just in one of them silly moods.

  • Cornfed,[p]I just have a hard time picturing a beer can holding up a fat old chicken but I'll give it a try.[p]Thanks

  • King-O-Coals,
    Took me a minute but I got it. Pretty good. I guess I deserved it.[p]

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