Beer Can Smoke Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by pdigg, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. pdigg

    pdigg Smoke Blower

    I was inspired by someone else who just did a beer can smoke...
    I've always loved beer can chickens on the grill, so I couldn't wait to try one smoked as well. This has to be the best chicken I have ever made. Crispy perfect skin and fall off the bone moist meat.
    I used apple chips for the smoke.

    I drank down half the beer, and then filled the can back up with Soy, Teriyaki, Worchester and Red Vinegar. Just did the outside with a dusting of Paprika, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder and Parsley.

    This was done last night. I couldn't get the camera quick enough before my fiance started to hack away at it.
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  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yum!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  3. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Very nicely done! Excellent color.
     
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW that looks great-good job pDigg.
     
  5. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    ya, love the color very nice job!!!
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    pdiggy........what temps did you cook that at to get that BEAUTIFUL crispy skin..........great job
     
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice bird!
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks very good now I gotta try one ya'lls killin me with all this great lookin food
     
  9. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Makin me hungry dude, and I am just sittin here waiting for my brIskets to rest.
     
  10. pdigg

    pdigg Smoke Blower

    Thanks everyone...

    Dude - Did it at 225* for about 3.5 hours in the smoker and then about another 1 - 1.5 hours in the regular oven at about 220* until I got an internal temp of 180* in the thickest part of the breast.

    THIS IS THE SMOKE WEEKEND!!!! Chicken yesterday. I got my first Fatty on now (pics to come later) and I got an 8.5lb Butt rubbed and mustard' waitong for tomorrow!!! WoooooHoooooo!!!!!!!
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    nice.........crisp skin at them low temps?
    you do a mayo rub or summin?

    sure a great looking bird
     
  12. pdigg

    pdigg Smoke Blower

    Yeah, the skin came out nice.
    No, the rub was dry.. Everything that I mentioned in the first post.
    Oh duh... A little spritz of pam on the bird might have had a hand in crisping her up a bit. Forgot about that.

    Truthfully, I had no idea what to expect. Never did chicken on the smoker before.
     
  13. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    turned out wonderful great job!
     
  14. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great lookin chicken, used to doem on the weber kettle, never did one in the smoker. yet

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  15. prov1

    prov1 Smoke Blower

    Good lookin bird there!
     
  16. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice work. That looks just great. I want to try it so thanks for sharing.
     
  17. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking bird. I did one a couple weeks ago. 1st time I've done one on a smoker. I'll never do them on the grill again. No comparison in taste!
     
  18. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great looking birds. Nice work
     
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the cool bird smoke! I've never gotten crispy skin on a low & slow smoke. My hat's off to you.
     
  20. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice lookin yard bird pDigg [​IMG]

    I do the pam thing on any poultry now, don't bother with anything else for spritzing.


    You got me thinking about doing a chicken over the weekend [​IMG].
     

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