How to Make Beer Can Cabbage

October 01, 2017 0 Comments

In today’s recipe, I’ll show you how to make Beer Can Cabbage on the Pit Barrel Cooker. You can also make this recipe using a Kamado, kettle of gas grill.

The beer will keep the cabbage moist and we’ll slather the cabbage during the smoking process to add a sweet, spicy and smoky flavor.  

Beer Can Cabbage


Fat Bastard Bite The Big One BBQ Sauce

Duke's Brown Ale Beer


  1. Bring ½ can of beer up to room temperature.
  2. Core a hole in the bottom of the cabbage large enough to fit the beer can. I start with a knife to cut out a piece. Then, use a tablespoon to scoop out pieces of cabbage to refine the hole size.
  3. Place the cabbage down on the beer can. Remember to only use ½ can.
  4. Light the Pit Barrel Cooker.
  5. Place the cabbage on the beer can and then place the cabbage/beer can combination on the Pit Barrel Cooker grate and add the cover.
  6. Cook for 1 hour.
  7. Glaze the cabbage with the BBQ Sauce. Use CAUTION as the beer and beer can is extremely hot.
  8. Every 20 to 30 minutes glaze with BBQ Sauce for the next 1.5 hours.
  9. Remove from the Pit Barrel Cooker and let rest 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  10. Use CAUTION as the beer can may still be hot and remove the cabbage from the beer can.
  11. Chop the cabbage.
  12. You can server as a sandwich using the cabbage as the main course along with your favorite condiments or serve on top a Pork Chop!

Watch our Beer Can Cabbage video for the step-by-step instructions.

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