Men like to grill. And men like gadgets. There are two cooking gadgets that will transform the way you grill chicken. (I'm not so sure that men like chicken, but women do, and since men like women, well, you follow what I'm saying.)
The first gadget is a beer can. It is the key to Beer Can Chicken, a brilliant technique for roasting a whole chicken on the grill.
Start by making a spice rub for the chicken. You can find plenty of recipes on the Internet. The basic ingredients are brown sugar, salt, cayenne, thyme and cumin. Rub it on the bird.
Preheat a grill to medium low or prepare a charcoal grill for indirect heat. Drink half the beer and stuff the half-filled can into the cavity of the chicken. Use the chicken's legs and the can to balance the bird on the grill. It will look very silly. Then close the grill and let it cook for 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the bird. (The goal: an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.)By suspending the bird in mid-air with a beer humidifier, the moist and dry heat wafts to the places the chicken needs them most. The meat stays moist, dripping with juice, and the skin gets tight and crispy. Plus, because the bird is levitating, rendering fat on both sides, you'll enjoy twice the amount of crispy skin.
The only way to improve upon the perfection of Beer Can Chicken is to forgo the actual beer can for an even better gadget. And before you scoff at purchasing a unitasker, consider its second benefit: It takes care of the bird's balance so you can pop open another PBR and not worry about yours.