You’ll need a 12oz can of beer to hold the chicken. I try to buy whole chickens at Sams Club as they come two to a package and are pretty cheap, I hear Costco has the same offering two to a package. DIRECTIONS. Remove chicken and wrap in aluminum foil or butcher paper, allowing to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving. Pour out (or drink) about ¼ of the beer and open up the top a little so steam can escape. This smoked beer can chicken is a juicy and affordable way to make dinner for your family. This smoked beer can chicken recipe is simple and easy. Close the smoker and allow chicken to cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (around 2 hours). I found a vertical beer can chicken rack that holds a 12oz can perfectly and it gives the chicken a little more support which keeps it from tipping over. Place the chicken at the center of the grill on top of the beer can with the chicken legs and beer can holding it up. It's better than any grocery store rotisserie chicken. Now the chicken is ready to go on the beer can. Combine all the dry rub ingredients in a bowl and mix. Ingredients • 1 chicken • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 3-4 tablespoons Tennessee Whiskey Lemon Pepper BBQ seasoning • ½ to 1 teaspoon olive oil • 1 Modelo Negra Dark Beer at room temperature Make it in the Masterbuilt or any other smoker. Prepare the marinade by placing the chicken stock, brandy, lemon juice, butter and 1 tablespoon of the dry rub into a small saucepan and warm gently until the butter melts then cool to room temperature.