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This Dayton Big Green Egg Dealer predicts that chances are pretty good you may never use your kitchen oven again to roast your Thanksgiving turkey.

The perfect roast turkey

Yessiree, Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio, known as your Dayton custom deck builder, has another outdoor living claim to fame. We are your local Big Green Egg Dealer with a tremendous inventory of absolutely everything for your Big Green Egg.


If you can easily recall the best Thanksgiving turkey you’ve ever tasted, we invite you to tuck that memory away as you are about to replace it with The Perfect Roasted Turkey.

Easy to follow instructions can be found right here on YouTube.


Beer can roast chicken

Once the Thanksgiving leftovers have vanished, it’s time for everyday great food. If you’re looking for the most scrumptious chicken recipe on the planet, congratulations – you’ve just found it – with just six everyday ingredients:

The Best Beer Can Chicken Recipe Ever

1 Chicken (4 to 5 pounds)

1 can of Beer (12 ounces)

1 cup Apple Cider

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

Roasting Preparation

Set your Big Green Egg for indirect convection cooking with a convEGGtor at 375º F.

If you have not purchased your convEGGtor, stop by Archadeck and visit our Big Green Egg showroom where we have plenty in stock.

The convEGGtor is designed to facilitate indirect cooking on the Big Green Egg by providing a heat-directing barrier between the food and the fire, instantly transforming your EGG into an outdoor convection oven.

The design of the convEGGtor, in conjunction with the thermal properties of the EGG, allows heat to efficiently radiate within the dome while preventing the flames and heat from over-cooking the food.

Roasting Instructions

Apply your favorite rub all over the chicken, even inside the cavity. Work the mixture gently into the skin and under the skin wherever possible. Cover the chicken and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Pour half of the beer into the spray bottle. Add the apple cider, olive oil, and vinegar and set aside. If using the Ceramic Roaster, pour the remaining beer into the cavity of the Roaster and slide the chicken onto the Roaster, through the tail end. If using the beer can, slide the chicken down over the can.

Beer Butt Chicken

Place the chicken, still on the Roaster, on the grid and close the lid of the EGG. Cook, using the spray bottle to baste the chicken once or twice, for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is just beginning to brown all over.

Carefully lift the chicken (still on the Roaster) into the Drip Pan and close the lid of the EGG.

Cook, spraying the chicken with the basting spray several times, for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 170°F/77°C and the chicken is a mahogany brown color.

Using barbecue mitts, remove the chicken and present it on the Roaster to your guests. After they have reacted appropriately, remove the chicken from the Roaster.

Be careful: The can and the liquid inside are very hot.

Spray the chicken once more with the basting spray, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes. Carve and serve a party of four.


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Tim Stephens, owner Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.