Todays First Beer Can Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by potatoc, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    So I smoked a chicken using the beer can chicken method; however, I also injected the chicken with Texas-Hunters recipe for Spicy Smoked Paprika Butter( Long smoke at 225 for a little bird, but wow did it come out juicy and full of flavor. A must do for everyone, I am beside myself tonight with the results...
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like someone had the smoking bug today (saw your other post with the pork centerloin). Nice job on the chicken. What type of beer did you use?
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice looking bird-and as far as beer in the but I don't think it matters.I love that way of cooking yard birds.
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good point Desertlites - I just did a search on what types of beer is best for smoking with different types of meat, and found a good link that didn't really list a preference.
  5. Great looking yard bird...Some people dont use beer at all, just put your favorite concoction into the can and cook away. [​IMG]
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin bird! If ya don't wan't beer (can't beleive I just said that) you can use cola or most any other soda as well.
  7. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    I'll stick with the beer!!! Today I used Coors Light because that was all I had in a can!
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking bird.............Good job.........
  9. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice! I'll have to try one sitting up [​IMG].
  10. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice, hope it taste half as good as it looks.
  11. Looks great. About how long does it take for the chicken. I am going to do my first chicken this weekend along with a brisket and a fattie or 2
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking bird PotatoC.[​IMG]
  13. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    It took me about 40 minutes a pound and smoked around 225
  14. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    I bought two bird/can holders like you got there and plan on putting 'em to use this weekend. I will have to try the jazzed up butter recipe, that does sound tasty! Any tricks on making the outside crispy, besides plain ole' smoking? (Newbie here)
  15. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great. Keep up the good smokes

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