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Drunken / Beer Can Chicken and Dutch's Wicked Beans w/ QVIEW

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by new2que, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. new2que

    new2que Meat Mopper

    Greetings 'Yall.  Last night I decided to see if I could get a chicken on my drum with the flat lid I currently have... and it BARELY worked... in fact it smushed the top a little but it cooked just fine!  I'm in the process of tracking down a dome lid, so in a few weeks this shouldn't be a problem anymore! Thanks, enjoy!

    Here is the yard bird after it was massaged with EVOO and rubbed with Tony C's and Cavenders.  This was my first time stuffing and onion in the neck, it worked great!

    I also ran into the problem of not having any canned beers, so I used a stainless veggie can we cleaned and saved from a few nights ago, filled it with beer, some spice and a couple thai peppers and plopped that chicken right on it!




    Here is the bird out of the bath.  It cooked between 250-300 for about 2.5 hours with Peach wood straight from the great state of South Carolina. 


    It was VERY tender, and easy to pull.  In a bowl with the onion from the neck-hole chopped up.


    Lastly, and the most exciting part for me... On the plate with some of Dutch's  wicked beans (although this was my first time making them, and they didnt seem to wicked, I may only seed 1 jap and use more mustard powder) a half a tater (also from smoker), and a big ole sammie with lots of pulled chicken, bbq sauce and topped with some slaw. mmmmm.


    Hope 'yall enjoyed.  Have a great weekend!
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks GREAT !

    Beautiful color on that bird !

    One thing I gotta tell ya though;

    Once you cut the bird's head off and stuff an onion in the neck hole, it doesn't matter how much EVOO you massage into her, she won't come back to life! [​IMG]

    Thanks for showing,

  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That is a great looking bird and I bet it made for a great sammie too

    Nice looking drum as well
  4. new2que

    new2que Meat Mopper

    Thanks, although I hope it wasn't bad karma to smoke a bird in the Gamecocks drum!!!
  5. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    nice looking bird and great looking sammie [​IMG]
  6. hoggriller

    hoggriller Newbie

    New2Que, love that cooker!! Gonna watch us some cocks smoke some bulldogs tomorrow (hopefully)! Jerk wings on the smoker in the am ready by 12:00 kickoff! Go Cocks!!
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    First time I ever heard a cheerleader yelling that on TV, I nearly choked on my beer!

    Go C_ _ks, We Love C_ _ ks !

  8. hoggriller

    hoggriller Newbie

    Bearcarver, those Carolina games were undeniably some good times (in my younger, single days)! Carolina Girls love their Gamecocks! Of course, if PETA gets their way, game days just won't be the same. PETA wants USC to do away with the "Gamecock" name . Fighting gamecocks are cruel and all ya know. I bet PETA loves this site.... just sayin. Go Cocks!!!
  9. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Nice bird and beans, Ill just keep my mouth shut after that. Cheerleaders......LMAO! [​IMG]
  10. that's one tasty-looking bird!

    i'm definitely going to try that onion in the neck next time i do a beer can chicken!

    thx for the Q view!
  11. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    New2Q - nice smoke, that bird turned out nice.
  12. hey would you guys say that brining is important when doing beer can chicken? 
  13. new2que

    new2que Meat Mopper

    Definitely going to depend on who you ask.  The bird you are looking at above wasnt brined... but we just pull the chicken for sammies.  If you wanted to slice it may be easier to brine it first.