Reduce by Half Episode 33: Beer Can Chicken

Few things say “Summer time cooking” like Beer Can Chicken. A magnificent whole chicken with a can of beer shoved up its butt is a common sight on grills, but is there a better way to cook chicken on the grill? On this episode, we share how to make Beer Can Chicken, discuss some possible flaws with the recipe, and suggest alternative ways to cook the chicken. Listen using the player below, or click here to listen on iTunes.


beer can chicken recipe

Whole Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken Recipe Card

The card above shows our basic recipe for Beer Can Chicken. If you’d like to see the recipe in more detail, click here to see the full recipe.


Resources from this episode

If you’d like further information on the alternatives and tips we shared in this recipe, here’s where to find the information!

Meathead book for great grilling and smoking tips

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Vertical Chicken Roaster for easy grilled chicken

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Additional Recipe Links

IPA Beer Brine Recipe for juicy flavorful chicken!

Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken

Leave us comments below if you have any feedback from this episode or thoughts on cooking chicken on the grill. Have a great week!

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