Beer Butt Chicken – The Controversy.

by katerina on May 31, 2007

So I posted a question on chowhound last night and never have any of my threads been quite so popular. As I post this it is sitting at 43 posts and counting. Since I am learning about my grill and all the fabulous things to be made with it I was wondering about the infamous beer can chicken. I have always wanted to try it but J was always concerned with the dyes of the can, and what might come off at such a high temperature. It seems as though the consensus is that is is fine but that if you are really paranoid devices can be fashioned (think soup can) or purchased.

I think we should try it, but I suspect I will be outvoted – at least I will have to eat myself a whole chicken if I go for it. Anyone have any thoughts?

Here is the chowhound thread if anyone is interested: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/406270

And the original book from whence the whole idea came:Beer Can Chicken: And 74 Other Offbeat Recipes for the Grill



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