Smoke a beer can chicken on your gas grill for an easy and tasty dinner entree. Choose your beer, your wood and grill this beer can chicken.
Smoked beer can chicken, also known as “beer in the butt” chicken, is a simple entree that you can grill. Smoked beer can chicken, also known as “beer in the butt” chicken, is a simple entree that you can grill. It’s easy to prepare and you get to enjoy your favorite lager or craft beer while you’re preparing it.
You can’t have a beer can chicken without the beer. Any beer will work. So pick your favorite beer. You don’t want to get stuck with five cans of a beer you don’t like to drink.
Different wood produces a different smoke flavor. So when smoking chicken or adding a smoky flavor to a grilled chicken, choose a smoking wood flavor that pairs with chicken.
Our favorite wood to smoke chicken with include alder, apple, cherry, maple and pecan.
Chicken pairs best with lighter woods. But if you want to use a stronger wood, try blending mesquite or hickory with a lighter wood flavor.
You’re going to use indirect heat to grill your chicken, so turn on half of the burners. You want the grill temperature for beer can chicken to be 300-400°F.
You don’t need a smoker to cook a smoked chicken. You can grill a smoked chicken by putting wood chips directly on the SABER® grill grates directly above the ON burners. As the wood chips burn and smoke, the smoke will infuse the chicken for a nice smoky flavor.
Once your chicken is ready and your grill preheated, insert the beer can into the chicken and place it on the grate next to a hot burner.
Use the SABER® Poultry Roaster for an easy beer-can-chicken.