Smoked Beer Can with Q-view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by abelman, May 25, 2008.

  1. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Decided to do a whole yard bird on the smoker yesterday. It was a big bird, 5.5 lbs. First, I put a coat of Mayo on and then tried some Old Bay seasoning for the first time. I don't know why I even bother though as we don't eat the skin. At the same time, I was marinating some breasts in a Jerk sauce. Here are the fixins:





    Well, the smoker was at 300 and I used apple juice for the beer can part. Here she is on the throne and ready to cook:



    The smoke took 3 and a half hours to finish. The breasts went on the gasser and were cooked at 400 for 10 minutes. The were very moist and tender. After the whole bird was done, I tented it with foil for an hour.



    After it came out from the tent, it fell apart so easily. The meat was moist, the smoke was there and I just pulled it for sammies and chicken salad. Best one I've done yet. It was the first time I used the cermaic pot for the beer can. It catches all the juices as well. I will certainly keep using that. Here's the result with white and dark meat respectively.
     
  2. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks like a very tasty bird Abelman. I've done allot of beer can chickens but never in a pot. Might have to try that next time.
     
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fine vittles, mighty fine!
     
  4. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, but it just occurred to me that the beer can part isn't entirely evident. Here's what it looks like:
     
  5. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. How'd the old bay taste? I really like that stuff.
     
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW a candle holder!


    Nice lookin bird...................on its own toilet! hehehe!
     
  7. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was the first time I used it and I really like the taste. If I could change one thing, just a little less salt. I want to try it on some fish as well.
     
  8. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    I would have though the chics would have been heavy coated in exotic peppers..lol. they look good.and the ceramic thing is kool. mine are all made with the metal of the gods..stainless steel. but the ceramic one is kool..
     
  9. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Coyote, the peppers go on after. The kids aren't up to crusing speed yet so we flavor to taste by portions these days, LOL.
     
  10. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking birds, innovative beer can holder!!! Good looking smoke as always, Abelman! [​IMG]
     
  11. mcp9

    mcp9 Meat Mopper

    could u even taste the old bay? like you said, u dont eat the skin. might as well just sprinkle on some old bay after the chic is pulled.?.
     
  12. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Gotta love the old bay. Use this stuff for boiling raw shrimp. excellent flavor for all seafood.
     
  13. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll sprinkle some more on the chicken when we do Chicken Salad. Right now, most of it is vacum packed and wating to be eaten. [​IMG]
     
  14. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    where can a feller pick up a concoction like that.
     
  15. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    excellent job, I haven't done beer can chicken for quite a while. Probably gonna be my next smoke now!
     
  16. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  17. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Deleting for being a dork and missing the link!!
    KC
     
  18. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Look above your post, there's a link where I bought it [​IMG]
     
  19. camocook

    camocook Meat Mopper

    jbchoice1 .... By concoction did you mean "old bay" ? Is "old bay " available in OK????
     
  20. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I love that jerk marinade, have used that a lot on grilled chicken breast but never in the smoker. Will have to try that.
     

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