Jerk Rubbed Beer Butt Chicken and Jerk Rubbed Son of Beer Butt Chicken! With Bean in town we figured we would add a little more poultry to the grill. Thus the addition of a Cornish game hen to go along with the usual chicken. Using a jerk rub from The Flay, each bird was rinsed, dried and seasoned. I went to the secret stash of canned beer for the “beer can” part of the recipe. I say secret because it’s Budweiser and I don’t want anyone to think I actually drink it. It is hidden really, really well.
For the hen, I used a small juice can. The juice was drained out and replaced with beer.
I popped some additional holes into the top of both cans and added about a tablespoon of rub to each. With the cans readied, I lowered both birds onto their final perch.
I also used this night to fire up the 26er again. With the extra space I had more than enough room to place the chicken and the hen on the grate. Of course I still ended up using the 650 for some spuds.
The kettle was prepped for indirect grilling. I opted to use the charcoal baskets and setup a drip pan in the middle. With the grill temperature reading around 350, I set the chicken on first for about 20 minutes. After which, I added the hen and continued to cook them both together for an hour.