Steven Raichlen, author of several BBQ and Grilling books (I was given one as a gift a few years ago) is also a â€œbeer can chickenâ€ evangelist. I am not sure if he is the one who actually invented the dish or is just its biggest proponent. I donâ€™t really care, because it always comes out so scrumptious. Along with many television appearances on cooking shows he also has a program of his own on PBS, Barbecue University. He has a website/blog where you can get excerpts from his books, some recipes and, best of all, his Ten Commandments of the grill.