Cooking with BEER?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by finsfree, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    Does anybody cook with beer? If so, what kinds of meat do you put it on and what kind of beer? I know beer brauts are popular, but I'm looking for something else.

    I was told in the past that Old Milwaukee adds good flavor. Would you marinate it or spray to the meat?

    Beer recipes anyone?

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  2. I have mopped ribs with yeungling beer from a spray bottle and put a little in the foil when I wrap them.
  3. eight433

    eight433 Fire Starter

    I have an incredibly hard time Milwaukee's beast makes anything taste good. But I'm a bit of a beer snob. That said, i stay away from really happy beer when cooking most things. A good dark or black beer is a great addition to nearly any stew or meaty soup. Also I have found if you simply DRINK 6-8 beers, most any food will taste amazing! Ha!
  4. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    Ha! I hear ya!

    Just looking to see how people use beer when grilling meats like steak, pork, lamb or chicken
  5. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    I use a little beer to coerce the neighbors into coming over for some "Q".  Lay them out like bread crumbs.  When doing ribs, I add a little to the bottom of the pan to prevent drying.  Whatever is at hand, nothing special.

    I do agree that ingesting the beer is probably better than injecting it in the meat.


    Either way GOOD LUCK!!
  6. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    i tend to use beer,wine, spirits in most of my recipes. for main course,side or sauces. as a rule never cook with something you don't drink. and i mean drink for taste not get drunk.

    as for beer, i look for it to impart flavor. i will use a good IPA or Guinness most of the time. for instance:

    Guinness saute onions go great on a brat. sweet onion + brown sugar and bottle of Guinness . simmer for a few hours while your cooking.
  7. now now now....never underestimate the call of the beast!!! hahaha. i always use cheapo beer for cooking..never a good one..i know fer' sure im not using a craft beer for a drunken chicken or a marinade for flank steaks..its gunna be natty lights,beasts, or keystones...always. lol.
  8. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cook with beer? Sure, it's not just for breakfast anymore.

    Seriously, you have never made beer can chicken before? You gotta try it.

    Also, I will pour one in the drip pan when I do a brisket or roast. It adds a nice, subtle flavor.
  9. ill throw a keystone, with a little crAwfish boil in there for my birds. tayyyy-stteeeeee!!! lol.
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I cook with beer all the time. I use it in recipes that call for red wines quite often as a substitute. Typically for rich flavored dishes I will use a good porter or IPA. For just boiling brats, crawfish etc I use cheap beer (keystone, pbr, etc). I really like to make stews in the winter and using a good stout or smokey porter can really elevate the flavor. For my injected wings I mix 2 parts Franks with 1 part cheap beer then inject. A good marinade for steak is one porter mixed with coffee grounds.

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