74x BBQ Grand Champion Griller Heath Riles BBQ serves up juicy Beer Can Chicken on his Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker!! See the recipe below!
Heath Riles started cooking competition BBQ in 1997 with over 70 Grand Champion wins in competition BBQ! Over time has developed and perfected his own line of sauces, rubs, injections & marinades. And he cooks on our legendary Goldens’ Cast Iron Kamado! Great honor! 😉


  • Whole Chicken (ours with approximately 5 lbs)
  • Beer of Choice (we used Coors Lite)
  • Heath Riles BBQ Chicken Injection & Brine (1/4 cup)
  • Chicken Broth or Stock (12 oz)
  • Heath Riles BBQ Chicken Rub
  • Heath Riles BBQ Pecan Rub
  • Duck Fat Spray


  1. Take chicken out of package. Dry off and remove insides. Trim to your liking.
  2. Mix chicken injection & brine with chicken stock / broth.
  3. Inject chicken with mixture.
  4. Season chicken with Chicken Rub and Pecan Rub.
  5. Open beer, take a sip just to make sure it’s delicious, put in rack if you are using one.
  6. Slide chicken down on rack / can of beer.
  7. Get chicken on the grill, we cooked on the Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker at a temperature range of 250º-275º for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. We used a ChefAlarm and set it to 163º.
  8. When chicken reaches desire temperature, take off of grill and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes.
  9. ENJOY!
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