Beer Butt Yard Bird for Canada Day

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by squeezy, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Used my smokers Saturday, Sunday, and Monday ... only got pix from Monday [​IMG] (must've been the pop)

    Did a whole wack of ABTs on Saturday ... some of them sweet! (for potluck at fish fry)

    Sunday, 2 racks of BBs with pig candy ( burned the pig candy) [​IMG] Ribs were great though!

    Monday, used R2D2 on a beer butt chicken ... used toothpicks to close neck hole and to hold wings in place. Was as tender and juicy as it gets ... Mmmmm!

    [​IMG] Seasoned salt & Emiril's inside and out.
    [​IMG]Just before coming off ... 185º internal
    [​IMG]On the table soaking it's aching feet in warm chicken fat ... LOL!
     
  2. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Fine looking bird Squeezy.
     
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great job as usual squeezy.
     
  4. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin' yardbird there Squeezy! [​IMG]
     
  5. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice job Squeezy!!!

    I really like the style holders you have too... [​IMG]
     
  6. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i swear i saw that chicken dancing.....all the way to the plate.
     
  7. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking bird Squeezy. Looks like it will be reward enough for your efforts. Enjoy.
     
  8. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    it just gave me the bird........
     
  9. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] rotfl
     
  10. arlo

    arlo Newbie

    I am thinking of doing some Beer Can Birds tomorrow could you give me the particulars on the size of the bird, what temp. you smoked them and for how long.

    Thanks

    BTW they look GREAT
     
  11. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you, they tasted great too!

    I have a propane conversion on my ECB, so I can get it up to 325º easily, otherwise I would do it on your grill with offset heat. I prewarmed to just over 300º before putting on the bird using mesquite & hickory this time. I prefer pecan for this. Not sure of the size ... perhaps 3 to 4 lbs. which took roughly 2 hours. I think it would have been better with another half hour this time. Used a little EVOO with seasoend salt and Emiril's poultry seasoning inside and out. one third of a can of beer is all that is needed. Personally, I don't like canned beer, so I rinse out a pop can and put beer in it from my bottle.

    Hope that info is useful to you.
     
  12. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice plump bird there "Bro"![​IMG]

    Too bad about the pig candy though.[​IMG]
     
  13. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Pretty looking fowl there, great job as usual.
     
  14. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    When I do beer in the butt bird, I put a potato in the neck hole. Then ring the bird with potatoes. There is always a fight for the necktato but the rest are good too.
     

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