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Posted: 8/13/2004 5:31:16 PM EDT
I'm making beer can chicken for the first time. We'll see how it turns out.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:38:48 PM EDT
Sounds great. Wish I had some of that.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:40:10 PM EDT
I have always wanted to try this!

Please keep us posted.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:40:49 PM EDT
Beer can chicken rulez... use cheap beer though.....
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:43:22 PM EDT
Good stuff. I love it. +1 on the cheap beer. Don't waste the good stuff on a chicken's ass.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:43:50 PM EDT
This post is worthless without pics.

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:49:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:03:52 PM EDT
i have only done it once.got a little too hot on the bottom and dried the lower part out.the rest was excellent.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:05:54 PM EDT
I didn't know beer was hatched from cans? I always thought it was bottles
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:06:50 PM EDT
Did one for Memorial Day. It was good, but that's it. Nothing special. And I could have done a better and faster job in the oven.

Way over-rated in my book. Besides, IT'S CHICKEN!!!

Bring on the beef, or the pork.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:09:26 PM EDT
Drunk chickens ROCK!
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:11:03 PM EDT
I use orange mountain dew or minute maid lemonade instead of beer. Best chicken ever.

You can do it in the oven too. Just put it in a cake pan to catch the drippings and set the oven at 300 degrees until done. Mid thiegh temp of 180 to 185 degrees

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:11:27 PM EDT
And you make it how?

Never have heard of it.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:13:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2004 6:16:02 PM EDT by blueshockey]
use emerils chicken rub, lots of it.... u will be glad u did!

i love beer chicken.

about an hour and a half on a ½ can of beer. no need to rotate or anything. i use a potato wedge at the top of chicken to hold in the juices while cooking.

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 6:57:10 PM EDT
i use a drip pan and fill it with the other 1/2 of the beer , wont dry out.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 7:06:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2004 7:07:37 PM EDT by Silver_Surfer]
does some of the paint transfer to the bird? can you do it using bottle beer?
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 7:11:32 PM EDT
Adding seasoning in the beer such as garlic is also very good! But it is chicken, best to drink the beer and cook BEEF!
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 7:16:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
does some of the paint transfer to the bird? can you do it using bottle beer?

No paint comes off.

beer CAN chicken, get it?

I use one of these so I can do 2 at once and they don't fall over:

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 7:22:57 PM EDT

great cooking site with beer can chicken
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 7:30:49 PM EDT
it's very good

season the bird with some lemon-pepper & park it's ass on a can of beer

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 7:37:52 PM EDT
Try a few shots of Bourbon or Whiskey in a half a can of beer

Boiler Maker Chicken rules ..... ummmmmmmmmm
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 7:51:21 PM EDT
My question is.... What about all the paint or ink and/or plastic coating on or in the can getting cooked into the meat? Seem like the stainless steel containers that can hold beer or what ever would be better. It is a little disconcerning to me to see the chicken done and the can is half charred!!! I've even seen at some BBQ's that the can is half melted.... NICE... Aluminun in your afternoon BBQ????? Have a can opener for that chicken???
I'll stick to anyway of grilling my POULTRY without adding aluminum or platic or anything unintended to it !
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 8:56:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2004 9:01:06 PM EDT by az-gunner]
It's all over now. The chicken went over well with the family. It started out with a few cautious pecks to make sure it tasted ok. Once everyone gave the nod of approval, it was a feeding frenzy. It must have been ok. I had a "I don't like chicken" person say it was really good. Sorry, no dinner pic. Around here, food is fer eat'n. I doesn't stay in presentation mode, long enough to set up a dinner pic. Maybe I'll plan ahead next time.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 10:15:40 PM EDT
I only heard about beer can chicken a few days ago on the radio and everyone was like "WTF mate?". Im still like "wtf mate"
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 11:10:50 PM EDT
I love beer can chicken. Just make sure you open the can of beer. I have a rack to do 2 chickens I buy a cheap six pack use two for the chickens and pour some over the chicken once awhile when they are cooking.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:01:41 PM EDT
Where can I get one of the racks?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:14:21 PM EDT
Wally World had them on sale a week or so ago for $3.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:18:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:11:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:24:12 PM EDT
I got a double rack at Bass pro shop.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:39:01 PM EDT
I agree with whoever said you should dump some seasonings in the beer.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:59:39 PM EDT
Best when cooked on an EGG....A Big Green One....

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:22:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
Best when cooked on an EGG....A Big Green One....


nightstalker, tell me more about that egg contraption, I saw an article about it on the web the other day and was curious about it....

do you use only charcoal on it or is there gas versions available?

Does it use a lot of charcoal?

What's so good about it?

Thanks nightstalker!

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:37:49 PM EDT
I've been doing the (insert beverage of choice here) can chicken for a couple of years now.
I found it all taste about the same whether you use beer, water, kool-aid etc ad nauseum.
I think you need to season your bird a lot, I mean a hell of a lot in order for it to have much
taste other than bland bird. It does make a good meal when you do season it well, keeps the chicken moist.
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