Beer Can Chicken

1 cup butter
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer
1 (4 pound) whole chicken

Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat, and lightly oil grate. In a small skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt and pepper.
Discard 1/2 the beer, leaving the remainder in the can.

Add remaining butter, garlic salt, paprika and desired amount of salt and pepper to beer can.
Place can on a disposable baking sheet. Set chicken upright onto can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with the melted, seasoned butter.
Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the prepared grill.

Cook over low heat for about 3 hours, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.