Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jaguarjohn, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. I'm doing BEER CAN CHICKEN for the first time on my SMOKING IT ELECTRIC SMOKER. I've heard both views on whether or not to brine. I would love some opinions.
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    I brine mine as I do not seem to get  a lot of flavor from the beer can.  I have also injected.

  3. I brine mine

  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have the time do the brine! [​IMG]
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chose one and do it this time and the next day attempt it the other way. You'll learn how to maximize the need for smoking. LOL

     I usually recommend the easiest first, then try the brine. No amount of brining can help a plain chicken that has been smoked badly. Learn how to do a nekkid chicken so that its delicious, then try the brine.

    Try both, then make up your own mind.

    Hey, you asked.
  6. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    Not for beer can chicken. The steam will be enough. IMO. Otherwise, always brine!

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