Friday, November 16, 2012

Beer Can Chicken

I decided, last weekend, to use the smoker to slow cook a whole chicken, Beer Can Chicken that is.....


Shake 3 Beer BBQ Rub liberally all over the bird.  This gave it a nice spicy BBQ flavor.  For the beer, I had a Modelo Especial available to sit the chicken on and provide moisture.  Any flavor beer will work just fine.  Note: before shaking on the rub, take a little butter and rub it under the skin of the chicken.  This will help to keep the outside from drying out and provide flavor.                    


I like to use a ceramic disc or aluminum foil for indirect heating (drip pans work great also)  I brought the temperature up to 250 ° and then sat the chicken on the beer can on the grill grate.  Now it's time to wait.


Leave the chicken on for approximately 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165-170°  (Note: If you don't have one, I advise investing in a digital thermometer with probe.)  I would rather cook to temperature, not time.


That's it, Time to eat!!

Thanksgiving's coming next week.......
Check back for Slow Smoked Turkey.

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ceramic Grills

Just wanted to share a link.

If you are interested in finding information about Kamado  grills (Big Green Egg) style grills. Click here - Top 10 Kamado Grills

I have found that these ceramic style grills are incredible for consistent heat and create some amazing BBQ.   I personally have the Bayou Classic Cypress Grill.  It comes standard with everything needed, including the rolling stand.

Let me know what you think. 

Happy Grilling.


Yum! BBQ.

So let's start with some wonderful, juicy, melt in your mouth bar-b-que.   This has to be the first discussion especially since I smoked some babyback ribs today.  Using the 2-2-1 method seems to create a perfectly tender rack.  I had 3 racks and rubbed each with a different mixture -   1) Rendezvous, 2) 3 Beer BBQ Rub, and 3) Bone Suckin Sauce rub.

The winner, although they are all good, is ....  

Rendezvous Famous Seasoning 

-  Get it here

I'm curious, What is your favorite rub or if you make your own, will you share the recipe?

Please comment.