Beer can chicken

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  1. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Myth

    Totally busted. The chicken was excellent but I think that had more to do with seasoning and the way that the bird was positioned on the grill. The beer has nothing to do with the process.

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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    So it would taste the same if you used a Coke can?
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I think so. The beer doesn't really do anything. It never gets hot enough to steam. I am thinking about using water with a Tbsp of salt to give it a higher boiling point and see if that helps.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I'm not sure if I've ever eaten beer can chicken. Last year Popeyes had a deal on what they called beer can chicken but I'm pretty sure
    they didn't cook it with beer or over a grill with any kind of can. It was very good though except that an order only had 2 small strips of
    chicken with a side and a biscuit. Would need 3 orders per person to have a decent amount of chicken.
     
  5. lsutiga

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    I agree shane. It's way overrated. Put some juice that has citric acid next time. Not sure if it's true but I once read that the citric acid actually has some effect on the meat.
     
  6. Tiger in NC

    Tiger in NC It's Been Long Enough

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    Had some neighbors in college who swore by it. Tasted just like grilled chicken to me. But I was a poor student so I just played along like it was better than any other grilled chicken.
     
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    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174008004233
     
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    Not busted. Y'all clearly didn't know what you were doing. Bet you didn't tie the legs together you perv. :D Gotta use a 16 ounce lager. Polk small holes in the top of the can to limit the amount of fat that drips back in. Remove the breast meat first and let the rest continue cooking.
     
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    Ask tiga. I'm sure he knows way more than he should about tying the legs together:eek:
     
  10. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Oh good grief, I don't even drink out of anything less than a 16 Oz can. Ask @tirk he has bore witness. The chicken insulates the can. It never gets hot enough to steam. That shit is bused up like obamacare
     

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