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1st Drunken Chicken Qview w/ Extras

wntrlnd

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This was my first attempt at beer can chicken.  Even though I finished her off in the oven, it had several hours of smoking and turned out delicious.

This was my first time using mesquite charcoal. I found this stuff at my local butcher shop.  Lots of really nice big pieces. It made a huge difference.  Longer lasting, more consistent heat than the briquettes I had been using. 



I like beer, but I rarely drink the stuff.  I didn't know what kind to buy for this chicken deal.  I knew I was going to have to drink a half of the can though.  But I hate drinking a half of a beer, so I bought two so I could have a beer and a half. 

So, I bought a couple of those cans of Fosters Lager.  I drank a can and a half and then I cut the top off the 2nd can and tried to stuff the chicken into the can.  It was only a 4 pound chicken, but I could tell there was just no way I was going to get that whole chicken into that can.

So I walked back to the liquor store and got a can of Miller, the Champagne of Beer.  I didn't have enough for a Budweiser after blowing my allowance on the Fosters.

I also made my first moinks, and a nice fattie.  Both were stuffed with roasted corn, thinly sliced baked potato, roasted red peppers, and three blend cheese.  Instead of Jimmy Dean, I used my local butcher's breakfast sausage.

I ran out of bacon and had to do these moinks au natural:





Here are some nice fatty shots:

I studied that weaving tutorial before I went to sleep last night.  This is what dreams are made of!







Did I mention I did a kielbasa, too?  Well, I did!  Here it is:



here's a last look at that beer can chicken.  right about now i'm gonna dig in! 



hope you enjoyed the Q view!
 
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northern greenhorn

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Beautiful looking feast there my friend, Doesn't look like your first beer can chicken to me. I like the bit about trying to stuff the chicken into the Fosters, that's a good one. 
 

rdknb

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that all looks good, well done
 

wntrlnd

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i was almost looking forward to posting the Q view as much as doing the smoke!  LOL!

thanks for the kind reviews, northern and RdKnB!   very much appreciated!  :)
 
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tom37

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Q view is awesome, not sure whats better like you said. Cooking, posting pics, or looking at all the pics.

Very nice job. If you go hungry this week, then its your own fault!!!!!
 

wntrlnd

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thanks for the Q view feedback, Tom!   much appreciated.

i agree, and Q views really get my creative juices flowing.    

there are so many avenues to explore on this site it makes one's head spin.   it takes a long while to take it all in.

every forum has insanely delicious Q views, and plenty of excellent cooks willing to share their expertise. 

good stuff!
 
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