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Autumnation Beer Can Chicken

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We headed upstate last week for a little get-away of ATV riding, hunting, beer drinking, and of course eating. We brought out a smoker to cook some beef brisket which then spawned the idea of doing a beer can chicken, something I have been wanting to do for a while. What better can of beer for this than a tall boy from Sixpoint (and even better yet their fall seasonal, Autumnation).

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This all started with a good brine. Chicken stock mixed with some of the Autumnation along with onions, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme, sugar; pretty much anything we could find to submerge the piece of poultry in.

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We let the chicken brine for about four and half hours until it was time to put it on the smoker.

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Three hours later it was time to feast on our late afternoon snack. Juicy, tender, and crispy, it was the perfect lunch with a side of smoked kielbasa. It wasn't long before it was all gone and we were left with nothing but a pile of scraps and in need of some serious napping. I can't wait to try one of these beer can chickens again - hands down the best way to cook a bird.

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-Brian

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