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Chicken Plank Cooking
#1
Decided to try out a plank cooking kit JoAnna & Lizzy got me for Father's Day. It is a cedar plank with a round hole in the center to hold a beer.

I soaked the plank in water for 2 hours, opened a beer and placed it in the hole in the center. Positioned a whole chicken over the can and seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic.



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Placed on the grill with some smokin' chips and smoked for about 30 minutes.



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Moved to indirect heat and cooked for one (1) hour.



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Chicken came out awesome!



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Served with some fine Idaho spuds and gravy.



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#2
Archer (Curtis)....

Looks like you got yerself some excellent table fare... course a Beer-can chicken is always 'tasty'...



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#3
I always add a little butter, a pinch of red pepper flakes and Zatarans seasoning into the beer can also.







I love chicken that way, it is so moist and so flavorful.







Good fer ya brother! (Grill some asparagus to serve with it nextime. Yum!)





DD
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#4
This was SOOOOO good. We have been working on eating a lot healthier...baked, broiled, grilled rather than fried...and I had never experienced plank cooked anything and this was SO juicy and flavorful. Of course I welcome him to prove to me he can do better next time and better the time after that and then even better the next time ..... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistling.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':whistling:' />



Thank you so much for the amazing dinner you made Curt! I love you!



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#5
Dear Friends-



That looks like a spectacular tasty meal.



Beer can chicken is a pretty regular dinner in my household, usually done in the oven. (2 hours at 350 if I'm in a hurry, 4 hours at 225 if I'm not)



A couple of things that I've found:



I've had the best results with the beer can about half full, with extra vent holes in the top and upper part of the sides.



The ATAX is perfect for making the necessary extra holes in the can.



You can try some aromatics in the beer- like allspice, cinnamon or cardamom.



Substitute a can of Woodchuck hard cider for beer, for a different flavor element.



I like a dry rub- my go-to is Steven Raichlen's salt, pepper, paprika and brown sugar, mixed in equal parts.



It really sucks when you can't drink because you're on call, but you have half a beer left after putting your chicken in the oven.



Have fun experimenting.



Warmest Regards,



Don Oso
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[quote name='ddennis2' timestamp='1342737526' post='560857']

I always add a little butter, a pinch of red pepper flakes and Zatarans seasoning into the beer can also.







I love chicken that way, it is so moist and so flavorful.







Good fer ya brother! (Grill some asparagus to serve with it nextime. Yum!)





DD

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Thanks brother it means a lot coming from you.



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#7
looks good, I've planked fish of various kinds but never seen planked chicken, it a new one but a good look one <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
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#8
That looks very tasty!



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#9
very nicely done, brother.



vec
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#10
I've never done this as I wondered if the paint comes off of the beer can and into the meat? <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blush' /> I guess not?
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#11
[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1342878339' post='560924']

I've never done this as I wondered if the paint comes off of the beer can and into the meat? <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blush' /> I guess not?

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No there was no sign of that happening...but if it worries you a person could use a SS container the same diameter to hold the beer.



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#12
I have two cermaic cookers that have the well in the center for the beer and spices.





They work equally well in the oven or on the grill.



I have literally cooked a hundred times with a beer can and have never had the coloring come off of a can.





DD
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#13
I cant believe you did that to a beer! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wallbash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wallbash:' /> oh the horror. later Luke
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#14
I've seen solid wood planks, but not plywood before. Do you think there might be any negative side effects from the glues used in that wood?
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[quote name='Big Dave' timestamp='1345146741' post='562716']

I've seen solid wood planks, but not plywood before. Do you think there might be any negative side effects from the glues used in that wood?

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I believe this plank is just tongue and grooved and snapped together. It is made for cooking with.



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