First of all, yes, I realize this thread is 4 years old but I do have reasons for resurrecting it after finding it last night.
1) Last night I did 3 beer can chickens on the BBQ, one for each of the guys. I am not into meat so much. Never really was and more so now. We have 3 beer can roosts, sometimes use only one, sometimes all of them. Also have them at the cottage. We love our beer can chicken.
Now for those of you who perhaps don't drink, or don't drink beer, you don't need beer cans to do this, just the roost(s) which should be easily available in the BBQ section of any hardware type store. If you don't have beer cans any can will do( that sounds like a Steve Martin line from "The Jerk"): cola cans, soup cans are great because it's much neater taking the top off. We add fresh grated garlic and assorted herbs and spices to the can plus the beer. Water works just as well, especially for any American light beer drinkers.
Put chicken on roost, rub lightly with oil and then cover with rub spices of your choice. 20 min/lb roughly should do it.
2) I have insomnia many nights and though I am physically exhausted from work and daily life my brain won't shut down. One night in bed with the tablet I clicked on the "Jump to" button at the top right above the topic listings and randomly chose a number. I have found many fascinating threads this way, read many stories-some miraculously uplifting, some gut-wrenchingly sad, and found answers to questions that were in the back of my mind but didn't seem important enough to ask or search for here. There have been times when I have found a thread and wanted to reply to it but was hesitant, mainly because I suspect many of the contributors are no longer with us. So my question is - is it in keeping with board etiquette to bring one to the top of the topics listings again? This one seemed light hearted so I was relatively comfortable that I would not likely offend by replying.