Beer can chicken without BPA exposure

The “Beast Roaster” from Grill Beast uses the same method without the chemicals

NEW ORLEANS, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Grill Beast has just released a new grilling tool to its line of high-quality products: “The Beast Roaster,” a stainless steel vertical chicken roaster that simulates the beer can chicken method to roast your chicken. “Simulates” because while the beer can chicken technique is a great way to ensure moist, flavorful chicken, there may be risks associated with using those aluminum beer cans.

Like most other commercially available cans, beer cans are lined with epoxy that contains BPA, a chemical that keeps foods from reacting to aluminum. There are studies which have associated BPA with a range of ailments, including cancer.

According to Jonathan Waldman, author of Rust: The Longest War, there are various names for this internal corrosion inhibitor.

Waldman says, “The FDA calls it a resinous and polymeric coating. At Can School, Ball employees called it an organic coating, or water-based polymer. The EPA calls it a chemical pollutant. Health researchers call it an endocrine disruptor, and a chronic toxin.”

Cooks Illustrated evaluated the BPA leached into chicken using the beer can chicken method and came to the following conclusion:

They roasted two chickens, one using an open beer can containing 6 ounces of beer and the other using a stainless-steel vertical roaster, much like The Beast Roaster, with the same amount of beer poured into the reservoir. They collected the drippings from each chicken and created homogenous samples of the meat and skin of each chicken and sent these samples to a lab.

Each sample had less than 20 micrograms of BPA per kilogram, which is lower than the FDA’s recommendation of less than 50 micrograms per kilogram of adult body weight. This led them to believe that cooking with an aluminum can is safe. However, for anyone who still isn’t comfortable with the risk, Cook’s Illustrated ensures grillers that stainless-steel vertical roaster still produce delicious results.

“Although there are differing studies and opinions regarding the amount of BPA that may leech into your food from an aluminum can, and the health risks associated with BPA, why take that risk?” says Grill Beast founder, David Johnson. “That’s why we wanted to come up with a safer option for those grillers who love making beer can chicken.”

And a safer, yet still delicious option they did. Get the FREE Grill Beast eBook, Beer Can Chicken Secrets at And get the healthy roaster that can be used for everything from beer to chicken broth with aromatics at

About David Johnson and Grill Beast

David Johnson is the founder and owner of Grill Beast. He designs and producers his own line of grilling tools and essentials. Johnson hosts the massively popular “Feast with the Beast” weekly on Facebook live, where he offers grilling tips and tricks and shows audiences how to grill various dishes. His shows average over 13,000 views per episode.

Grill Beast offers a community where grillers can get together to support each other and learn how to be better grillers. No matter their skill level, community members can each contribute value to the grilling community. Grill Beast offers high-quality grilling tools that produce great results and last for years. David Johnson, founder of Grill Beast, believes that grilling is not just a way to cook but a way of life.

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