My first Beer Can Chicken w/ QView

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by titus0327, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. I tried my hand at my first two smoked Beer Can Chickens. One I injected with Creole Butter and then rubbed with some Winners Circle Hot & Sweet Rub. The other I injected with Roasted Garlic & Herb and rubbed with Jeff's rub. Before I rubbed the birds I put on some EVOO in an attempt to crisp the skin (as previously suggested). Both birds were right around 4.5# and were cooked at 250* for about 4 hours, when I pulled them at 165.* I was really tring to get the skin crisp so for the last 20 minutes or so I wanted to cook at 350* but I could only get my smoker up to ~300.* I also sprayed them with apple juice every 30-45 mins or so, again as previously suggested, as I heard the sugars would carmelize and help crisp the skin too. Anyways, I couldnt get the skin crisp enough for my liking, oh well, it was still delicious. I only gave them ~1 hr of smoke (apple and cherry), as I was having my folks over for dinner and my Mom doesnt like the real heavy smoke flavor as much as my old man and I do. Well here are some pics, enjoy!!!

    The injections and rubs.

    All rubbed up and ready for some smoke.

    Some TBS.

    Ready to pull.

    Creole Butter injection and Winners Circle Hot & Sweet Rub.

    Roasted Garlic & Herb injection with Jeff's rub.

    Pulled and ready to cut.

    Thanks for looking.
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking birds. But the more important question. How did the family like it?
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great 1st smoke!!
  4. The family loved it. Ive got some left over, cant wait to make some sandwiches tomorrow.
  5. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Those look awesome! Congratulations on the first chix!
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the first yard bird they look wonderful and delish too. [​IMG]for your first time for sure.
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Now that is a pair to be proud of....
  8. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Sweet looking smoke. Good job. Your first deserves some points.
  9. rgacat

    rgacat Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Congrats looks like you did a great smoke.
  10. smokin leo

    smokin leo Meat Mopper

    good looking grub there man

    just picked up a can holder cant wait to use it

    thinking about using a can of cherry dr pepper[​IMG]
  11. osu redneck

    osu redneck Newbie

    Great lookin Chicken man![​IMG]

    Where did ya find chickens with such plump butts?
  12. mnduckhunter

    mnduckhunter Newbie

    never done smoked one, always used my weber charcoal grill.

    looks tasty. which one was your favorite?
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great loooking birds- I have been doing them this way for years and love the way they come out- If you did not get as crisp a skin as you wanted you can also throw them on the grill for a few minutes at the end to crisp up. Nice job and points to ya for your first bird successs
  14. douge

    douge Smoke Blower

    Great looking birds. [​IMG]
  15. although both were tasty, i enjoyed the one injected with garlic and herb and rubbed with jeff's rub the best.
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Looking Chickens...[​IMG]

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