Begin by heating the briquettes using a chimney starter in the grill. Then
Once you see flames, rather than smoke, the briquettes are hot enough. This usually takes about 20 minutes.
Section-off the sides of the grill and pour the hot briquettes evenly into each section.
Position the chicken between the briquettes, cover with a lid and monitor the thermometer on the lid. Ideally, the temperature should be over 200°C. Once the internal temperature of the grill is 200°C/400°F or higher, it should take 35-45 minutes to barbecue.
Check the temperature with a probe at 35 minutes. The temperature should be 74°C/165°F when it's done cooking.
Once the chicken is done cooking, bring it inside and let it rest on the stand for about 5 minutes before serving.
Carefully, ease the roasted chicken off the beer can. The can and the stand will still be very hot!