Beer Can Chicken with Q-view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by funh2o, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    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

  2. leeman

    leeman Smoke Blower

    Looks good !

    So about 5 hours at 240 ?

    -- Lee
  3. Fine looking meal steve. Nice job!!! nice clear pics too...makes me feel like I was right there with ya. [​IMG]
  4. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

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

  5. The pics are fine dont change a thing...
  6. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking birds........I have the same double bird rack.............Damn nice rack........
  7. lc in va

    lc in va Meat Mopper

    where is the naner puddin? just kidding, grub looks great.
  8. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    I love the look of the birds, but its good to see that you had some MGD to help you along the way!
  9. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mighty fine vittles indeed! Excellent job, bet that was tastey!
  10. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Did I tell you those yardbirds look tasty??[​IMG]
  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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!!!!!!
  12. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    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 job[​IMG]
  13. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    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.

  14. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  15. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    qview was awsome dont change a thing howd ya like jeffs rub
  16. Looks great, bet it tasted better!
  17. hockeetime

    hockeetime Newbie

    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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