Rinse your chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.
Rub chicken lightly with oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and sprinkle with favorite rub. You don’t need a lot of the rub, a little goes a long way.
Fill your Chicken Throne to the shoulder with your favorite ale, lager, or stout. There is a bit of controversy over the best beer for your chicken. I went with a classic beer, but the choice is yours!
Place your chicken over your throne with the neck pointed up.
Turn your Traeger grill to smoke and leave the lid up for 4-5 minutes to establish fire and then set heat to Medium. My favorite pellets for this bird are Mesquite or Hickory.
Grill your bird on Medium for approximately 1 1/2- 2 hours. The internal temperature of your chicken should reach 180 Degrees Fahrenheit and the juices run clear when pierced.
Carefully remove your bird from the throne and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before carving