YIELDS: 12 Servings PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 60 mins TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 5 mins

3 ingredients, set it and forget it for about an hour, and you've got yourself some moist, flavorful birds! These Smoked Beer Can Chickens are a delicious summer BBQ staple.


4 whole chickens, about 4 lbs each 
4 cans beer, room temp (save the craft beer for drinking, PBR works great for these) 
Ben’s Heffer Dust

Smoker or grill 
Instant read thermometer


  1. Preheat smoker or grill to 400°F. 
  2. Generously rub the chickens with Ben’s Heffer Dust, making sure to get some inside of the cavity as well. 
  3. Carefully slide the chickens onto the beer cans and place on the preheated grill. 
  4. Cook until the chickens reach an internal temperature of 165°F, about 1 hour, depending on the size of the chickens. 
  5. Remove the chickens from the beer cans, let rest for a few minutes, then carve them up and serve!