Made A Beer Can Chicken

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"It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken."
Frank Perdue

I had been wanting to try this for a while. I've roasted and basted chickens before. I've even cooked one in a rotisserie, but I had never put a whole chicken on the barbecue grill and I had never cooked one in the upright position.

The great thing about this recipe is that it does not have too many ingredients. There are actually only three: a chicken, a can of beer, and a spice rub.
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I unwrapped the chicken and removed the inside parts (liver and neck).
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I put about half the rub all over the outside of the chicken.
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I poured the beer out into a glass and cut the beer can in half.
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I filled it about half full and then put the other half of the rub in the beer.
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It was time to put the beer can in the chicken.
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I prepped the grill for the chicken.
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I placed the chicken on the grill. I love how it stands upright.
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I cooked the chicken to 165 degrees. It took about two hours on the grill. When it came out, it looked good. I removed the beer can from the inside.
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I carved it up.
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The chicken came out moist and both the light and dark meat was moist and flavorful. Everyone else seemed to enjoy it as well. I thought this was a success. I can easily do this again. It's a simple and solid choice for a barbecue, and I'd recommend anyone try this out sometime.
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