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Old 12-23-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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Beer Can Chicken Question

I figure I might be short if I just serve ham on christmas and since I am already planning on having the WSM at around 300 degrees a couple beer can chickens would be nice.

Can I fit 3 on 1 rack? And how long will they take to cook approx if they are around 300 degrees? Can I put them under my ham on the lower rack? anything else I should know?

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Old 12-23-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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I am not sure if you can stand one up on the lower grate. You can fit two on the top grate ok but they have to be centered up. Three may be pushing it.

BC two and butterfly two.

Allow about four hours to get the breast up to temp whether it takes that long or not.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Cliff appreciate the help
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I had 3 on a pizza pan that just fits inside my WSM, the chicks I did were 3.5 lbs and they fitted quite well, they need to be adjusted so they don't touch, if they do touch then they tend to not color up properly, and can stick together.

On the pizza pan there is just enough room round it, to lift the whole pan in or out when they are cooking, which makes life a whole lot easier!

Remember to pin the neck skin closed as, it helps keep the moisture in the body of the bird, and give them a rub down with some EVOO before you rub them down with your rub, it will help the skin get crispy.
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:35 AM   #5
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Yep as Ezzy stated, three fryer chickens will fit on the bottom grate on thrones.

Man you are cooking up a storm Greg, give me directions I'll come help eat your food and drink your beer.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:55 AM   #6
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You can get four...

You can get four at one time:


These four turned out great. They were perched on beer cans.
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Ah Larry you would be more than welcome it is a shame I am over 3,000 miles away hehe, Larry D thanks for the reassurrance. And about 4 hours is right for the birds?
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How do you lift a pan out of the lower rack?
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:11 PM   #9
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I drilled the pizza pan and fitted wire handles through the holes, I wear Black Knight gloves to grab the handles and lift!
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:14 PM   #10
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that is a friggin awesome idea, you rock I am going to see what I can do by tomorrow.
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