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Weighing in on the Beer-can Chicken Craze PDF Print E-mail

Q:  Dear Dr. BBQ,
It seems that every new BBQ cookbook has a beer-can chicken recipe or three.  What will be next, beer keg turkey?  What is your take on this fad?
--Fred

 

A:  Hi Fred,
I think it's ridiculous. All this swirling and steaming people are imagining just isn't happening. How could it when the aluminum can is lining the cavity of the chicken? The good thing that has come from this fad is those little wire stands. I use them without the beer can. I put the beer and some spices in a cake pan and set the whole thing in there. That way the steaming and swirling actually does go in and around the chicken.
--Dr. BBQ

 

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