To make the brine, mix water, salt and brown sugar in a 6-8 quart container until completely dissolved. Then add 4 cans of beer. Place the chicken in the brine. Cover and let it soak for 8-24 hours.
Beer Can BBQ Chicken
Grill this delicious Beer Can BBQ Chicken while enjoying your favorite lager. While keeping the meat moist and the skin crisp, the beer will infuse a soft beer flavor to compliment that of the great BBQ rub.
Rinse the chicken completely with cold water. Then pat it dry. Place the chicken back in the refrigerator for another hour.
In the meantime, combine all rub ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
Preheat on side of the grill to medium heat at 300-400°F. Leave the other side off for indirect heat.
Remove the chicken from the fridge. Coat with olive oil, inside and outside. Then liberally apply the dry rub. Let the chicken sit for 20 minutes before cooking.
Position the chicken’s cavity on top of the beer can, sliding the chicken down over the beer can.
Place the chicken on the grill over indirect heat. Cook to an internal temperature of 165°F, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
During your cook, open the lid only to baste with olive oil every 20-30 minutes.
Carefully remove the chicken from the grill. Let rest for 10 minutes before removing the beer can and serving.