Beer! Will it BBQ?

  • Walton's Employee


    Will it BBQ? Beer!

    In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are BBQ'ing Beer and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!

    Prep Time

    5 Minutes

    Cook Time

    7 minutes


    Hickory Smoke Powder
    Bud Light
    Walnut River High Beam
    Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
    Tallgrass Raspberry Jam
    Delirium Tremens Belgian Pale Ale
    Barley Wine Style Ale

    Utensils Needed

    2lb Foil Loaf Pan 4-Pack


    Well, apparently we just cannot leave well enough alone. In the past we've tried smoking Tea, Coffee and Whiskey and if you haven't seen the videos they were all terrible. I don't mean terrible in some hyperbolic sense, I mean they were hardly drinkable, in fact I don't think I took more than a sip of the tea or coffee, the Whiskey of course could not be wasted and had to be drank. However we have somehow blocked out those experiences and are going to give this another go, this time with Beer! We have selected numerous different styles of beer to see if any of them can benefit from a good smoking. So we did all of these two ways, we tried each one in the smoker and cold smoked for 20 minutes, then put back in the fridge for 20 minutes to cool them back down and we added just a pinch of hickory smoke powder to each and mixed it in until the powder was dissolved. There was some argument over which method was going to cause more carbonation loss, I think it will be the cold smoking since so much surface area is going to be exposed and Austin thinks that mixing in the hickory smoke powder is going to cause us to lose more carbonation. We will find out who was right and if this will BBQ or not?!

    So, Will it BBQ?

    Good lord no, it will not under any circumstances BBQ nor should you try it! Second worst attempt, only Coffee and Tea were worse in my mind and we couldn’t be any sadder about it!

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  • That was awesome…I’ll stick to my cold can and snack stick for some smoke flavor.
    Must have been fun trying…Two thumbs up!!!

  • This was probably the most entertaining and disappointing video you guys have done yet. I was hoping it could make beer even better, but I will definitely not waste a good beer trying this. No need to reinvent the wheel.

  • Walton's Employee

    @SierraPete I wish we had been that smart! But honestly, got to make a video about drinking beer so I’m really not complaining even though it was terrible!

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