Over the weekend I attended the Food and Wine Festival at the National Harbor. While I was there I met a few guys from Pork Barrel BBQ. We chatted for a bit about barbecuing and about their business. I love BBQ and I am always looking for a short cut. They make BBQ rubs and I must say it is pretty tasty. Spices are expensive and when you can purchase a single spice instead of 15 for barbecuing, that is the kind of short cut I am looking for. Before I left they gave me a can of their All American Spice Rub to try. So I went to the store looking for something to BBQ. In the fresh meat department they had chickens on sale. Ninety-nine cents a pound, you can’t beat that. So I decided to make a beer can chicken. I had the beer and the rub, so this was a pretty easy choice.
There is no need to purchase any apparatus to make a beer can chicken. There are a ton of products out there that are available to help make a beer can chicken. As the name states, all you need is a beer can and a chicken. The chicken legs and the beer can balance the chicken perfectly. Plus, once it is on the grill you are not going to move it till you remove it. So my tip of the day, don’t get scammed by beer can chicken holders.