I found a vertical beer can chicken rack that holds a 12oz of beer perfectly and it gives the chicken a little more support which keeps it from tipping over. It can be a little challenging to balance the chicken on just the can, so you may want to invest in rack. Once the chicken is sitting on the rack, it’s ready to go on the smoker. The cooking temperature I use for smoked chicken is 285 degrees. It may sound a little hot, but trust me the skin will turn out perfect at this temperature.