BEER CAN CHICKEN w/ QVIEW

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ryans, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. ryans

    ryans Newbie

    So I Tried Beer Can Chicken For The First Time This Weekend. Thanks To The Other Posts On This, They Really Helped Out.
    I Started Out With A 5.23lb Bird. Rubbed On A Pork And Poultry Spice Mix From A Local Butcher. And Stuffed An Onion In The Neck. I Poured Out Half The Beer Into A Pie Pan And Some Onion Peels Also, THEN Used This As The Catch Pan. Close To The End Of Cooking I Used This To Baste The Chicken.
    Set The Grill Up For Indirect Grilling And Used A Chunk Of Hickory For Smoke. The Hickory Smoked For About A Hour And Total Cooking Time Was About 2 Hours At 300 Deg.
    For Some Reason The Skin Split But The Chicken Was Still Juicy.
    I'm Usually Not A Fan Of Dark Meat But The Dark Meat Was The Best Part!
    Well Here Are The Pics, Let Me Know What You Think.
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  2. Great Job!
    love beer can chicken, moist juicy, crunchy skin...yum...
    I used to do mine on the weber kettle until the legs broke [​IMG]
     
  3. Nice bird MMMMMMM did you Brine
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking yardbird you have there...
     
  5. planeguy

    planeguy Smoke Blower

    Nice looking bird - nothing beats a good beer can chicken.
     
  6. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    I thought you were gonna fix 'ol fireball? Cool name, I wanted to call mine that after I heard it. But, I have to come up with something original.

    Ryan, looks great. I never cared much for the dark meat either until I started smoking chicken. And the breast meat is so moist too, it's hard to know where to start.
     
  7. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    First... your bird looks great! Just curious though... why do the indirect grilling method when you have a firebox? Why not just smoke it like normal?
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on a great smoke, that bird is the word. Thanks for sharing the Q View.
     
  9. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeeet!
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  10. bigsteve i cant take credit for the name fireball...props to alton brown for that...yeah the fix is on my list somewhere...
     
  11. bbrock

    bbrock Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the view. Looks real good..
     
  12. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bird looked great Ryan! And nice avatar, who doesn't love The Simpsons?
    Most likely the skin split just from a higher temperature on the bird.
    Better to cook at the higher temp and have a bit of split skin rather than the rubbery skin if you plan on eating it. Even if you didn't eat the skin she sure was a pretty bird.
     
  13. rons

    rons Smoking Fanatic

    Came out nice!! Good job!
     
  14. ryans

    ryans Newbie

    thanks to everybody on the compliments. sorry i havent responded sooner, car trouble.
    Smoke_chef, i did indirect because i didnt want to smoke all day (i know, shame shame. haha!) however, the chunk of hickory smoked for an hour and i thought that was long enough.
    again, thanks to the other posts i found on this, they really helped.
     
  15. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your first beer can chicken, the flavor is worth the wait. Thanks for sharing the Q View.
     

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