Large whole chicken Italian seasoning Garlic salt 2 cans (24 ounces) beer
Prepare grill by lighting charcoal and then adding wood, using side burner if possible.
Remove neck and giblets from chicken cavity and discard.
Generously cover chicken on all sides with seasonings.
Place chicken on a rack inside a baking pan so chicken is not resting on pan. Add beer to pan. Cover chicken and pan with aluminum foil so chicken stays moist.
Place pan on grill and close lid. If your grill doesn’t have a side burner, use indirect heat. (The charcoal/wood embers should be to the side or surrounding the pan, but not directly underneath it.)
Roast chicken for 2 to 4 hours, depending on intensity of heat. If grill thermometer reads close to 400 degrees, chicken will be fully cooked in 2 hours. If thermometer reads 200-250 degrees, chicken will require 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Roast uncovered for final half-hour or hour for crispier skin.
Add charcoal/wood as necessary to maintain grilling temperature.
Servings: 8. Serving size: 6 ounces. Per serving: 411 calories, 23 g protein, 40 g fat, 3 g carbohydrates, .05 g dietary fiber, 669 mg sodium, .01 g sugars, 288 mg cholesterol
As with most grilling and barbecuing, results will vary depending on size of the grill and even wind conditions.
Practice makes perfect, and optimum results on your grill will come with repeated barbecuing.