|Wire rack to hold your beer firmly in your chicken's ass!|
The theory is that you open a can of beer and set the chicken down onto the rack then grill it. The steam from the beer is supposed to flavor the chicken from “The Inside” and hopefully your grill gets hot enough to cook the top of the bird.
With people having such a fit over some of the chemicals and processes that American Agriculture puts into their food, I find it hard to believe anyone could think this is safe!
Beer cans are lined with plasticizers to prevent the aluminum can from giving you Alzheimer's, and they are painted! Doesn’t that sound like something you want in your food?
They work great for what they are intended to do, which is hold and dispense COLD beer! What would make anyone think that it is a good idea to heat them is beyond me!
|Image from Frank's Red Hot!|
If you think I’m just being an overly cautious little sally, grab a can of beer and a torch. Heat it up, breath in the smoke that comes off of it, and call me from the hospital! (***DO NOT BREATHE SMOKE FROM A BEER CAN!***)
|All Stainless? MUCH BETTER!|
If you get one of these gadgets, please find a stainless steel cup to pour the beer into!
As an alternative, try soaking your chicken in beer over-night. Or better yet, skip the trendy injection kits and head for the vet supply store. Grab a 50cc syringe and the biggest needle they have and inject the beer deep into each muscle (of the chicken... Not you!) before grilling. That’ll get the flavor in there for ya!
Whatever you’re grilling, or how you’re cooking it, be sure to share it with friends and family!
Summer is here! Eat it up!