Beer Can Chicken: Is beer necessary?

The thigh meat, as expected, tasted exactly the same on both birds. The breast meat was juicy (but not as juicy as it could have been had it been brined) and had the barest hint of herbs, but no difference could be detected between the two types of chicken. I even cut new pieces, this time with some skin and seasoning, and tasters still couldn’t tell the difference. Maybe I needed a stronger, darker beer – but some difference should be detectable, even using Budweiser vs. plain water. The experiment was done and I had my answer – I won’t be running to the store to buy beer to fill my Poultry Pal in the future.
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Cooking For Engineers – Cooking Tests: Beer Can Chicken