it’s beer can chicken, and i helped

so, i can’t take full credit for this creation – it was a combined effort. mike made the excellent choice to use an apple raspberry* lambic instead of just a regular ol’ can of beer – a wise decision. he also got some apple chips, and we used a variation of gabe the grill master dreher’s rib rub. i did the rubbing; that was my contribution. mike set up hank riley (our smoker grill – yes, we named him – thanks for asking) with coals on either side, removed one grill plate, and centered the other grill plate for easy access to add coals, and put the chicken in the middle so no rotating was necessary.

this was the best chicken i have ever eaten.

and i’ve eaten some good chicken!

unfortunately, it was beer-can chicken #2 on a big night of grilling and folks weren’t starving by the time this one finished. the first chicken was awesome; the second chicken was finger-licking, unbelievably amazing.

chicken #1, before – tequila lime rub, strongbow cider inside
chicken #1, after
chicken #2, after – gabe’s rib rub, apple raspberry* lambic inside

*turns out we thought we used the apple lambic – but used raspberry! mike went to drink the raspberry a week later and discovered the apple was in the fridge. either way, it was delicious!

About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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