Beer Can Chicken

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



Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Estimated Smoke Time: 

15-30 minutes

Smoke Temp: 


Cooking Time:

45 minutes - 1 hour


  • 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


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.


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.

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