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!!


  1. Should have used Sweetwater. By the way, what kind of blog is this? I've been waiting for 3 years for you to post something! WTF?