First Smoke-Beer Can chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bso8870, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. bso8870

    bso8870 Fire Starter

    My wife and daughter are up in CT so it gives me time to try out my Wally world $ 87.00 GOSM. I would like to try something simple before they come home so I have a little practice and can surprise them with my new skill.

    Can someone give me a simple yet tested recipe for beer can chicken in the smoker? Should I inject or just rub? What spices or injection should I use? I am just looking for something easy for my first smoke.

    I appreciate everyone’s incite and help on this forum.



    Thanks,


    Mike
     
  2. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i dont inject use a good poultry seasoning and rub under the skin stuff a little butter down its neck and whatever you like citrus or onion or jalopeno smoke it till 180* .
    bout 5 hrs at 225* that'll do it and it'll be kick ***
     
  3. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If ya have time brine it and included all your favorite spices. Then rub and smoke. Brining is the key to killer chicken. IMO.
     
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Brining is the key to killer chicken.
    brining is the key to hypertension.
    brining great in your younger years not so later on.
    i make some kick *** beer butt chickens and theres no sodium involved[​IMG]
     
  5. bso8870

    bso8870 Fire Starter

    Brining recipe for just one small-medium chicken?
     
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is a staple brine and injection recipe that I've been using since Travcoman45 shared it with me. Hope he doesn't mind me sharing ... here is the recipe. For small birds under 3#, I'd reduce the brine time to around 4-6 hours and be sure to give 'em a good rinse so it's not a salty bird you're biting into:

    Poultry Brine
    1 1/2 Gal Water
    1/2 C salt
    1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Onion Powder
    2 tsp Cajun Spice
    2 tsp Celerey Salt

    I brine about 12 hours or upto 24 hours. Give the bird a good rinse after brining. Then dry and sprinkle with your favorite rub.

    Poultry Injection Recipe
    1/2 Pkg Good Seasons Italian Dressing
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Celery Salt
    2 Tbs Melted Butter (real butter)
    2 C Apple Cider.

    Inject into the breast, thighs and legs. Inject before brinning.
     

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