HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - This is it - Final Weekend to Enter!

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off - Final Weekend!

Home Brew Forums > Food and Beverage > Cooking & Pairing > Beer Can Chicken
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-21-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
hurst1979olds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: east stroudsburg, pa
Posts: 40
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Beer Can Chicken

We'll Im new to this forum. Im still checking out all the sections. The other weekend I cooked up some Beer Can Chicken. It took a little getting use to cooking this. First time I cooked it I ran out of gas. The next couple I had flare ups. Well I got it pretty much down pat now. Last year we had the inlaws over and I cooked up 2 at once. I only use Yuengling for my beer can chicken and thats my main beer....I dont home brew as of yet. Only Mr. Beer is what I have done.

The grill i use is a Chargriller with a side firebox for smoking. But I have yet to smoke anything this year. I hope to learn some new tricks on here.
Click image for larger version

Name:	293276_534522138331_25636307_a.jpg
Views:	193
Size:	6.6 KB
ID:	69108   Click image for larger version

Name:	553749_534522243121_1801231405_n.jpg
Views:	194
Size:	52.7 KB
ID:	69109  
hurst1979olds is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
Gixxer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 968
Liked 125 Times on 105 Posts
Likes Given: 150

Default

Your yardbird looks real nice!!

I used to do beer can chicken. Now a days I spatchcock the bird and it cooks more even. It has been proven that the beer can by itself does not really add all that much moisture or flavor because of the inner temp of the bird's cavity.

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/beercanchicken.htm

How to spatchcock
http://www.nakedwhiz.com/spatch.htm
Gixxer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
hurst1979olds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: east stroudsburg, pa
Posts: 40
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Thanks for the compliment. With my beer can chicken I actually get a good amount of flavor in it. Ive seen on the internet when I first started that some people put something in the neck hole. Like a potato, onion, lemon, etc. I usually use a potato or onion.

Hmm. I may have to try that Spatchcock. It looks interesting to cook it like that.
hurst1979olds is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
Homercidal
Badass Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 25,792
Liked 2935 Times on 2055 Posts
Likes Given: 1791

Default

Did a beer can chicken yesterday. I used water because I did not have any canned beer. I do not notice a flavor improvement with beer, personally. Plus I rub some seasonings on the bird, so that would cover any subtle flavor and aroma. My wife really doesn't prefer a beer can bird. I grilled a few breasts for her instead.

But she loved the yellow squash and zucchini I roasted with olive oil and parmesan. For me it was just ok. The idea was nice, but I'd change the recipe a bit to make it tastier for me. Maybe a bit of kosher salt is all I want.
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
bobbrews
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sierra, Nevada
Posts: 3,903
Liked 384 Times on 322 Posts
Likes Given: 62

Default

Beer Can Chicken is a cool idea, but tends to yield less than promising results. There are far better methods to cook a chicken IMO. Enjoy your beer in your glass instead.
bobbrews is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
unfairbeef
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Harker Heights, Texas
Posts: 52
Likes Given: 5

Default

I love cooking a yardbird this way. I like to put a couple pieces of garlic and some seasonings in the beer can. The first half of the cooking time, I also like to make a little foil tent to go over the bird. I like to think it helps keep the moisture in.
__________________
Keg: Imperial Australian IPA
Bottled: Irish Red, American Wheat, Weizenbier
Fermenting: English Mild, Cream of 3 Crops, Pale Ale, Blue Moon Clone
Soon: Pumpkin Ale, Milk Stout and Dry Extra Stout
unfairbeef is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
FATC1TY
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta Area, GA
Posts: 1,617
Liked 136 Times on 112 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default

Best way is to do it on the smoker. I do these pretty often. I'm more proficient at smoking food than I am brewing beer, and will occasionally do both at the same time!


Sew up the top with toothpicks to seal it up good. Keep the moisture in there. I'll do a maple rub on the bird, and use something like a brown ale or stout. I also wet rub the chicken the night before and use the same beer I put in the can.

250* in the smoker with maple/hickory/apple mixture and it's great.
FATC1TY is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 02:51 AM   #8
hurst1979olds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: east stroudsburg, pa
Posts: 40
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Smoked beer can chixken....I will have to try that. Thanks for the tip.
__________________
My Basement Bar Build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-b...-build-342650/

"People tell me I have a drinking problem, My only problem is when I run out of beer."
hurst1979olds is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wit Beer BBQ Chicken BenjaminBier Cooking & Pairing 0 01-30-2012 03:22 AM
Chicken Beer Soup slouch Cooking & Pairing 2 09-19-2011 04:18 AM
Beer Chicken! Joe C Cooking & Pairing 20 04-09-2009 01:44 PM
Beer can chicken Homercidal Cooking & Pairing 9 06-27-2008 06:03 PM
Beer Can Chicken Donasay Cooking & Pairing 4 06-05-2008 09:16 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS