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moslydeaf  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Beer Can Chicken!

What do you do with the beer? add it to the brine?

Merlin  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You actually punch holes in the top the can, warm it up, and then insert the can into the chicken cavity so it can stand up straight like in the bottom photo. Then supposedly the beer steams the inside of the chicken but, in all reality spatchcocking the chicken is a technically better way to cook the bird. One big advantage of the beer can is to allow the bird to sit up vertically. Creates a nice fat drip flow and makes the skin that lovely golden, crispy brown.

moslydeaf  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ah i see now, I'm gonna give it a shot this weekend man!

Merlin  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nice! Post some pics of the finished product! This was the recipe I based my prep from!