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Old 05-25-2005, 09:50 AM   #11
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here i found this link. hope this helps you out some texas

Beercan Chicken
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:50 AM   #12
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My FIL has made it & sent some to us. Even reheated it was good. Not dry at all. I may have to break out a can (or 2 ) of beer Monday & try this thing out!
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:51 AM   #13
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It works if you stick a half full can of beer in the chicken without a rack. Stand it up on a cookie sheet in the oven or on the grill, using the two legs to make a tripod and away you go.

I found my grill lid to too low for this type of chicken cooking so I had to use the oven.
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:54 AM   #14
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GREAT!! Thanks a lot.
Crewsk, I was thinking the same thing. I love trying new things.
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:00 AM   #15
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So do I texagirl! My grill lid may be too low like Andy's but I do have a smoker & may try that instead.
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:26 AM   #16
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I use Andy's method as well. Just the beer can. No need for the rack. Beer Can Chicken is some of the best chicken i have ever had!

I am moving this to Cookware and Accessories.
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:46 AM   #17
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you can just stick the chicken on a half-can of beer. betcha game hens would be good like that but they're too little to fit!
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:57 PM   #18
 
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Like Andy & GB said, you don't need the rack, but it makes the can more stable. Not a bad idea when you're dealing with a boiling liquid!

We tried a beer can chicken once. I honestly don't think it's any better than grilled or roasted ... but it makes for fun conversation.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:32 PM   #19
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I have always used just the beer cans too - no rack at all. HOWEVER, it's not a bad idea as sometimes the edge of the beer can be in a crack and a couple have tipped over - very sad when that happens! lol

We make these ALL the time!!! It is the best chicken you will EVER have! It takes about 2 hours on the grill (coals all around but not directly under chicken) or 4-5 hours in a smoker. The last time I did them I used the charcoal grill, put an aluminum throw-away pan in the center filled with apple juice. Soaked some Hickory wood chunks. Lit the charcoal, threw in the wood, placed the chickens above the aluminum pan and they are wonderful. Also, the bit of skin at the top I make sure covers the hold and I toothpick it so it will stay covered.

A friend did some this weekend but she used a chicken holder with no beer or liquid that steams up in the chicken - they were NOT as good and turned out a little dry (the white meat anyway).

Beer Butt Chicken W/Mexican Flavor

For just a regular rub you can use roughly equal parts of brown sugar and kosher salt, (1 TBS each), then about 1 tsp. each of dried oregano, paprika, garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. cayenne.

Or find a chicken rub on the net.

I have done these in the oven (in a cake pan so the grease has somewhere to go or, on the grill as described above). You will amazed at how tender these are.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:45 PM   #20
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I can't wait to try it, thanks to all of you!!
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