Originally Posted by likeadeere
I smoked a whole chicken Beer can style low and slow @ 225 once, and only once. It tasted like a wet cigarette. So don't make that mistake, or make the mistake, and you'll never do it again. Stay higher around 350, and you'll be just fine. I'm a beer can chicken kinda guy, but I've never spatchcocked a chicken, so I can't comment.
Maybe you accidentally used a spit can
I have injected chickens with peach nectar, butter, and rub and then used the peach nectar can instead of beer (however I did drink beer while smoking the chickens - don't know if that counts). Turned out very tasty.