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Beer Can Chicken with Q-view

post #1 of 17
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Smoked a couple of chickens today using the beer can method. Chickens weighed 3.5 Lbs each. Brined them for 4 hours in a salt brine with nothing added. Used Jeff's Rub on one and a store bought Lemom Pepper on the other just to experiment a little. Weather was about 45 degrees with a wind at 28 MPH gusts a little higher. Got the temp on the smoker up to 225 degrees and put the birds in and added smoke.
2 Hrs 45 min....Smoker temp 234...Internal...138
3 Hrs 15 min....Smoker temp 240...Internal...150
5 Hrs Smoker temp..246...Internal....163

Pulled birds at 167 internal. Long smoke was because of the wind I'm thinking.

Anyway, here is some Q-View

Supper was good with the chickens some home made potatoe salad and green beans.

Birds in Brine

Rubs applied

Birds in smoker

Birds are done

Home Made Potatoe Salad

Great Meal

Hope the pictures turn out alright

Happy Smokin

post #2 of 17
Looks good !

So about 5 hours at 240 ?

-- Lee
post #3 of 17
Fine looking meal steve. Nice job!!! nice clear pics too...makes me feel like I was right there with ya. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

Big Pics

Sorry about the jumbo pics Guys and Gals. I have to learn a few more things in Photobucket.

post #5 of 17
The pics are fine dont change a thing...
post #6 of 17
Great looking birds........I have the same double bird rack.............Damn nice rack........
post #7 of 17
where is the naner puddin? just kidding, grub looks great.
post #8 of 17

Drink Beer

I love the look of the birds, but its good to see that you had some MGD to help you along the way!
post #9 of 17
Mighty fine vittles indeed! Excellent job, bet that was tastey!
post #10 of 17
Did I tell you those yardbirds look tasty??biggrin.gif
post #11 of 17
great lookin drunken chickens!!!!!! great job, thats kind of how i got started into the smoking when i found out about grilling with indirect heat, natural progression. or could it be evolution!!!!!!
post #12 of 17
Hey dude, those pics look good to me. The bigger the better..Its almost like the plate is right in front of me... anyway good jobPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Leeman, it usually shouldn't take that long to do the yard birds, but like I said it was 45 degrees out and the wind was blowing pretty good. You should smoke by internal temp of the meat and not by time. Sometimes it just takes longer due to weather conditions. If I do them again in the same weather conditions, I will use something to block the wind and maybe blanket the smoker if needed.

post #14 of 17
4 1/2 to 5 hours is about average run time for two birds in the cool weather for me. Gotta go by internals and it takes as long as it takes to get to that internal temp.

Hear me talk!
post #15 of 17
qview was awsome dont change a thing howd ya like jeffs rub
post #16 of 17
Looks great, bet it tasted better!
post #17 of 17
Looks great I hope you saved the carcass smoked chicken bones make the best chicken broth.I also save the bones from smoked rib roasts.Making broth out of smoked bones adds tremendous flavor to your soups/stews
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