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Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Beer-Can Chicken Rack with Canister and Drip Pan - Durable and Long-lasting (Stainless Steel) - SR8016.
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- Includes stainless steel rack, canister and drip pan
- Rack holds either a beer can or the included canister
- Pan collects juices and prevents flare-ups
- Measures 9.6 by 7.3 by 5.5 inches
- Dishwasher safe
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From the Manufacturer
How to make your own beer-can chicken
Open a can of your favorite beer, drink half, then insert the can into the ring-shaped holder. Instead of beer, you can also use soda, wine, sake, orange juice, cider or any other liquid.
Season the bird with a spice rub or herb mix.
Hold the chicken by the wings and lower it onto the roaster so that the canister goes into the body cavity. Pull the legs forward so that the chicken stays upright.
Grill by indirect heat method, or smoke for 1 to 1.5 hours. For best results, use an instant-read thermometer after 1 hour to check for doneness. When done, remove from canister and enjoy.
- The Steven Raichlen Beer Can Chicken Rack includes a stainless steel canister, stainless steel rack and stainles steel drip tray. All parts are dishwasher safe. Please note: Parts will get hot during cooking. Handle with care.
Absolutely the best way to cook chicken
Makes the cooking process easier and virtually fail proof
-- Steaming beer gently flavors the chicken and keeps it moist.
-- Upright position of the bird helps crisp up the skin and melt out the fat.
-- Square base stabilizes the chicken, keeps it from tipping, and catches dripping fat to prevent flare-ups.
-- Flavorful juices dripping on the tray can be saved for sauce.
-- The wow power is off the chart. The sight of an upright chicken roasting on a beer can is guaranteed to make eyes pop, jaws drop, and mouths water.
Top Customer Reviews
This pan is a truly well made and well thought out solution to a problem. Using a beer can to roast chicken has several drawbacks and complications. The chicken is unstable and can easily tip over. A pan is still required to catch drippings and fat (even in an outdoor grill). You also might not like the idea of an aluminum beer can being inserted into your food and exposed to high heat. Recent studies have linked aluminum consumption to Alzheimer's Disease, for example, and who knows what chemicals or fumes are entering your chicken from the dyes and the can itself as your meal cooks?
With this pan, all those issues are no longer issues. A sturdy stainless steel construction ensures that your bird is held upright and sturdy with less risk of ruining your meal. The rack holds the can and bird in place very nicely. I was surprised just how heftily this pan was built. You can tell where your money went, as the pan is not at all cheap or flimsy as you might fear.
The pan comes with a stainless steel (non-reactive) canister to replace that questionable beer can you were thinking of shoving up your chicken's rear. Another bonus of using the canister is that you don't need to have a beer can handy just to make dinner (although I'm sure that isn't a problem for many people, but for those that don't drink or don't drink on a regular basis, it's a nice plus).Read more ›
The only negative thing I can say is that it IS so small. I would have preferred a larger/deeper tray for the chicken to sit on. A few more inches in either direction and at least 2 inches in height for the base tray. If you think that little tray will hold all of the juices that come off of the chicken, you are in for a sad little mess at the bottom of your oven. To be fair, I probably used a large (4 pound) chicken - BUT, I could COOK a 4 pound chicken. I was smart enough to put the whole assembly into a larger casserole dish. Next time, I will omit the bottom tray all together and just use the can, the rack and a casserole dish or roasting pan. That way, I can have enough room to put potatoes and vegetables around the base while it is cooking (like another poster suggested). Plus, I'll know that it will contain all of those wonderful juices that come off of the bird.
Would I buy it again? Yes.
1 - Stability (your chicken won't fall over during the cooking process as with just a standard can)
2 - Quality is wonderful (not flimsy and cheap)
3 - Dishwasher safe (easy to clean)
4 - Not too big (so that it takes up the whole grill)
5 - Priced well compared to other similiar products
6 - No worries where the can has been and what inks might come off
As you may already be aware, cooking chicken on a BBQ grill is a task in that you constantly have to monitor the chicken to make sure it is not flaming up. You also have to consistently flip the chicken so it will cook evenly on each side.
With this beer-can method, you just place the chicken on the can and let the BBQ grill do the rest.
Best results for me are as follows:
1. Season chicken with Lawry's or other favorite seasoning (I also throw some thyme in the inside of the chicken)
2. Let sit for an hour
3. Set up beer-can unit inside grill; fill can to 1/2-way mark w/your favorite beer
3. Place whole chicken inside and fire up the grill to 450F for about 10 minutes. (This is to sear the skin to keep the moisture inside.)
4. Drop grill temperature to about 350F for 1hr and 20 minutes.
5. When finished (1.5hr cooktime total) you will have the most juicy chicken you have ever tasted.
On a side note, this device will easily pay for itself in both time and money. You save precious time that you can now spend w/family and friends (still monitor the chicken but not as much in frequency). You save money because now I will buy a whole chicken which costs $0.88/lb rather than individual portions, breast or other that is in excess of $1.5/lb.
If you don't have one, buy one. They also make a great gift as well.
This is certainly a useful item for us backyard cooks. It's a little inconvenient compared to using a beer can that can be tossed in the trash after using.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very high quality. Very strong. Much better than the discount store wire rack.Published 8 hours ago by Hal C Maulden
Just what I needed! This is great, especially the fluid holder for wine instead of beer for a real treat!Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is great! worked so well that I immediately bought another. Cool part is that it has a tray to catch drippings to eliminate flare ups and the moisture can may be used for... Read morePublished 3 days ago by GPMC
Seen this for a while but was skeptical about value for the price. This one with the drip pan was the game changer. Reasonable price and no more chicken fat fires. Read morePublished 9 days ago by michael t
Have used this four times so far. Each time the chicken came out pretty tasty. Have found that adding bacon to the bird improved the moistness of the breast meat at the expense of... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kurt Schilling
This is the ultimAte beer can chicken cooker. Our grilled chicken got better and easier with this fantastic devise.Published 22 days ago by Jenna C.
This worked great for our beer butt chicken. No more tilting or falling over chicken and it makes it much easier to get it off the grill to take inside.Published 25 days ago by TShap