Whether it's "Chicken on the Throne", "Beer Can Chicken", or "Beer in the Butt Chicken" this technique for cooking is gaining popularity since it produces such a tender and juicy chicken. You can do this in your smoker, oven, or on the grill. Some people who try it once seldom go back to their old methods of roasting.
So what is it?
The basic process is to take a half full can of beer with the top cut off. Place it where you are going to be doing the cooking and then place the chicken over it so that the beer can is inside the chicken. Since it's advent, people have begun adding all kinds of spices and extras to the beer to make it more flavorful. Generally, you will see garlic, cayenne, diced onions, or cumin added but you can use almost anything you want to.
This is the classic beer in the butt chicken recipe, developed by a couple of guys with too many beer cans and not enough pans. This chicken is moist and flavorful. About the best way there is to cook a chicken. This recipe uses a smoker to slow roast the chicken with lots of smoky flavor.
1 whole chicken
1 can of beer
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic minced
Preheat smoker. Wash and trim chicken. While the smoker heats up, open the beer and drink half and only half. With a can opener, cut the top of the beer can off. Add onion, vinegar and garlic to beer. When the smoker is read place the beer in the middle of the rack.
Carefully place the chicken over the beer standing up. You might need to get a little creative to make it stand up properly. Make sure the beer can is completely covered by the chicken. Smoke for about 4 hours or until the skin is a dark tan and the meat is pink and juices run clear.
I'm giving this poster thread 2 out of 5 stars, very hard to follow, I'm not sure who the "bad guy" is and who the good guys are, and did someone insult Luba? And when Dave Mayer types it just reads like white noise.
i'll say it again: questioning is not the issue. it ain't what, it's how. you made essentially the same comment about 12 times (before i stopped counting) AND proclaimed yourself a genius. that's just lame dude. two facts about me: 1. i am all for constructive criticism. 2. i do not like bitches of any ilk.
paul* i don't think it mattered about your initial opinion. if you would have come on and praised the differences in this poster you would have probably gotten equal responce...... it was that you kept commenting on comments about your comment.
feul for the fire.
Thanks guys, I appreciate the backing. This kid's got something though . . . I can't put my finger on it, but it's feels like the kind of lack of realistic perspective mixed with renewable but unfocused energy of a circa 2003 myself.
This comment thread is just the dose of gp-drama I was yearning for.
Paul, why so emotionally invested? The first five comments I was like: ok, cool, maybe a little rabid in his critique, but that's okay . . . then by the sixth comment I was all like "what's the point?"
You should comment on othe posters and each comment should be progressively more insightful.
That's what I think, but, then again I'm never here anymore, am I?
"Ok, but why basically the same thing over and over and over? What's the point? The first time I saw this poster, I thought ok, kinda nice, but the 5th time around I'm just sick as hell of it. So I ask why do you keep feeding this?"
A series of posters with the same sponsor, and quite often the same venue. It's a unified theme.
It works for me, and more than likely works for whom Powerhouse has done these for. No offense, because I don't know you personally, but you look pretty dumb for bitching about this. But hey, you've got the right to do that on this continent.
Hi Paul. Longtime listener, first time caller. We have a Rose of Sharon bush that we planted two years ago. last year we invited people over to see the blooms from heaven and this year, it seems to be overtaken by Japanese Frohanji beetles. How can we expell those devil critters and get our bush back to being a bloom champion?
I'll take my answer off the air. Thank you.
its funny that nobody said anything when we did the same thing for another event just like this called december to remember with 5 posters that had the same chrismas bulbs on them just in different colors. put them all together and you have a series.
i would think it comes down to a quick and easy solution in a tight deadline spot. Nothing more, nothing less. Sure it seems sort of lazy or cookie cutter but, if i was producing that volume of posters as a business venture i'd probably let a couple of these slide too.
I see Paul's point, but I like it. If it works, it works. Maybe Powerhouse wants to be defined by this type of imagery. Not a bad thing at all. Crosshair's stuff is another example. If Dan changes anything, I'm quitting.