Whole smoked chicken beer can style using concentrated lemonade and brine d about 2 hours. You can use any liquid in the can lime, orange, cranberry, spices etc. Whatever I’m using in the can or stuffing in the cavity I over pack it to make sure the meat catches the flavor (most of it won’t stick). Smoked this one at 350 but Ideally smoking the chicken at 375 is better for a crispier skin.
For instance if you smoked it at 250 the skin will be thicker and softer. Still good just not a personal preference. If your not eating the skin then it doesn’t matter amiright? Kind of like how people prefer bacon crispy. Rely on getting an internal temperature of 165 in breast and let your smoke, can ingredients, stuffing, and/or injection work the meat.
A beer can chicken stand helps a lot but not required if you can build a house of cards.