Jamaican Jerk Beer Can Turkey

Jamaican Jerk Beer Can Turkey

This grilled turkey not only gets the moisture of the beer can, but the great flavor of jerk seasonings.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients and prepare grill for indirect grilling.
  2. Step 2

    Combine everything for the jerk seasoning in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Step 3

    Rub the jerk mixture all over the surface of the turkey. Try to work it under the skin as much as possible.
  4. Step 4

    Open can and dispose of about 1/4 of the beer.
  5. Step 5

    Place the can of beer over unheated portion of the grill. The can needs to be very stable on the grill.
  6. Step 6

    Lower the turkey over the beer can so that the can fits entirely inside the cavity of the turkey.
  7. Step 7

    Cook over a medium to medium-high heat for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  8. Step 8

    If cooking a larger or smaller bird, adjust cooking times. Check for an internal temperature in the thigh of the turkey of 165 F/74 C before removing it from the grill.
  9. Step 9

    When ​the turkey is done, remove from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  10. Step 10

    Serve and enjoy.