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My first Beer Can Chicken w/ QView

post #1 of 16
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I tried my hand at my first two smoked Beer Can Chickens. One I injected with Creole Butter and then rubbed with some Winners Circle Hot & Sweet Rub. The other I injected with Roasted Garlic & Herb and rubbed with Jeff's rub. Before I rubbed the birds I put on some EVOO in an attempt to crisp the skin (as previously suggested). Both birds were right around 4.5# and were cooked at 250* for about 4 hours, when I pulled them at 165.* I was really tring to get the skin crisp so for the last 20 minutes or so I wanted to cook at 350* but I could only get my smoker up to ~300.* I also sprayed them with apple juice every 30-45 mins or so, again as previously suggested, as I heard the sugars would carmelize and help crisp the skin too. Anyways, I couldnt get the skin crisp enough for my liking, oh well, it was still delicious. I only gave them ~1 hr of smoke (apple and cherry), as I was having my folks over for dinner and my Mom doesnt like the real heavy smoke flavor as much as my old man and I do. Well here are some pics, enjoy!!!

The injections and rubs.

All rubbed up and ready for some smoke.

Some TBS.

Ready to pull.

Creole Butter injection and Winners Circle Hot & Sweet Rub.

Roasted Garlic & Herb injection with Jeff's rub.

Pulled and ready to cut.

Thanks for looking.
post #2 of 16
Great looking birds. But the more important question. How did the family like it?
post #3 of 16
Looks like a great 1st smoke!!
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
The family loved it. Ive got some left over, cant wait to make some sandwiches tomorrow.
post #5 of 16
Those look awesome! Congratulations on the first chix!
post #6 of 16
Congrats on the first yard bird they look wonderful and delish too. points.giffor your first time for sure.
post #7 of 16
Now that is a pair to be proud of....
post #8 of 16
PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Sweet looking smoke. Good job. Your first deserves some points.
post #9 of 16
Congrats looks like you did a great smoke.
post #10 of 16
good looking grub there man

just picked up a can holder cant wait to use it

thinking about using a can of cherry dr peppertongue.gif
post #11 of 16
Great lookin Chicken man!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Where did ya find chickens with such plump butts?
post #12 of 16
never done smoked one, always used my weber charcoal grill.

looks tasty. which one was your favorite?
post #13 of 16
Great loooking birds- I have been doing them this way for years and love the way they come out- If you did not get as crisp a skin as you wanted you can also throw them on the grill for a few minutes at the end to crisp up. Nice job and points to ya for your first bird successs
post #14 of 16
Great looking birds. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
although both were tasty, i enjoyed the one injected with garlic and herb and rubbed with jeff's rub the best.
post #16 of 16
Nice Looking Chickens...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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