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I am going to barbecue 1/2 chicken on a gas grill. I want to use a water mixture with cider vinegar and salt, to baste while grilling. Can you give me any tips as I do this, like time and temperature?

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Can you explain what you're trying to achieve with this basting? Are you trying to keep the chicken moist? To add salt and vinegar flavor to the outside? –  Jefromi Jun 14 '13 at 19:30
    
Hi Gerry and welcome. I'm not 100 % sure what you are asking here. You want to know how hot the basting liquid should be or the grill itself? And you want to know when you have to baste or what did you mean with "time"? –  Mien Jun 14 '13 at 19:30
    
Basting with such a liquid would actually be very unusual. It sounds more like a Carolina style pulled pig sauce that is added after the pig is pulled, or even like a brine for before cooking. It doesn't sound like something you would apply while grilling. –  SAJ14SAJ Jun 14 '13 at 20:12
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Try a 'Beer Can Chicken' stand. Use an empty (or not) beer (or soda) can to hold your basting liquid and properly place the chicken on the holder (as pictured) and put that on the grill.

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As the chicken cooks your basting liquid will steam your chicken to a wonderful effect. IF you keep your lid down the steam will have the effect of continuously basting your bird.

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