Beer can turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by psc653, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. psc653

    psc653 Newbie

    Could you do beer can turkey laying the turkey on it's back and inserting a beer can/ can with holes in the side of the can  oriented upwards to allow steam etc to moisten the bird?
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!

    Would you mind going over to roll call & introducing yourself so we can all give you a proper SMF welcome!

    Also would you update your profile to include your location.

    For your turkey question, I'm assuming that the turkey won't fit in your smoker standing upright. If it would fit standing up I

    have smoked several beer can turkeys using the big Foster's beer cans. I don';t think it would work with the turkey laying

    down because the bottom of the beer can would not be exposed to the heat source and I don't think you would get the

    steam coming out of the can.
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You can always smoke the turkey a while then tent it in a pan on a rack.  Fill the pan with beer.   Kind of like foiling ribs.  Then you can remove the tent and finish for a bit back on the smoke.

    Never done it but I cook turkeys in the oven like that all the time.
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      X2 and welcome to SMF
  5. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF.  When you smoke your turkey, please post some photos.


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