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Does the beer make a difference in a beer can chicken?

3 Beer Birds

In a previous BraaiBoy TV episode, I made a bold claim that beer makes no difference when doing a beer can chicken. I claimed that you’re better off drinking the beer and then using an empty can to do your beer can chicken.

Beer-Can Chicken

3 Beer Birds Beer Bird DoubleMy buddies at BeerBird decided to help me put this to the test… Armed with 3 chicks; beers; BeerBird grids and identical spices, I set forth about proving my point.

 

To make sure everything was legit, I invited 4 buddies (Baas De Beer, Tyron, Wynand & Bobby) over as the judges. Check the video below for what transpired.


Just in case you missed that: A FULL BEER MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. Yes, The BeerBird way of doing chicken results in succulent, juicy chicken and crispy skin… but don’t waste your beer… Use an empty can in your grid and still impress your guests.

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Beer-Can Chicken

Beer-Can Chicken
Beer-Can Chicken
Beer-Can Chicken

The Beer-Can Chicken (aka Drunken Chicken, aka Beer Butt Chicken) is arguably one of the coolest recipes having done the rounds over the last few years… however it’s also one of the most misleading.

There’s no need to waste beer! Whether you’re using an empty can or a can full of beer, vertical roasting drains fat nicely and you’re guaranteed crispy, tasty skin while ensuring succulent moist meat. So… In this recipe, the secret is to drink the beer and then use the can as a stand. Using a full (or half-full as many recipes suggest) beer is just wasting beer.

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Don’t believe me? Check out the science over here: http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/debunking_beer_can_chicken.html

Either way, I’d love to hear your comments and constructive criticism below… we can only improve if we know what we’re doing wrong… so please let us know.

As always… you’re also welcome give me a shout on twitter @BraaiBoy or facebook as well.