Beer Can Chicken



Combine all rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl, set aside. Remove giblets and the neck from chicken. Sprinkle all over with rub, including cavity. Open can of beer, disgard half. Place minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon juice and pepper flakes in can. (you may have an empty soup can instead of the beer can that can be washed and used again).

Pierce two holes in top of beer can, place chicken on top of can. Preheat grill. Use chicken "legs" as a tripod to balance the chicken upright on the center burner of the grill. Grill over indirect, medium heat for 1-1/2 hours or until internal temperature of thigh is 180 degrees. Remove chicken when finished and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.