Cooking a chicken over a can of beer creates a delicious steam that helps the chicken cook inside as well as outside.


From This Book
❏ 1⁄4 cup Country Style Rub

❏ 1 12-ounce beer in a can

❏ 1 sprig rosemary

❏ 2 cloves garlic, smashed


❏ 1 (4-5 lb) chicken

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Temperature: 375°F

Cooking Time: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Serves: 6-8


  1. Open the beer, drink half.
  2. Add rosemary and garlic cloves to the remaining beer.
  3. Sprinkle Country Style Rub on every surface, inside and out, of the chicken.
  4. Situate the chicken on top of the beer can until the can is firmly inside of the cavity.


  1. Preheat the smoker to 375°F and add the convEGGtor® for indirect heat.
  2. Place the chicken with the beer can standing up on the grid.
  3. Close the door and allow the chicken to cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 170°F.
  4. Allow the chicken to rest off the heat for 10 minutes before removing the beer can and carving.