This was our first time to do this in quantity -- a dozen birds -- and it went amazingly well, due to John's advance prep. We took our time, cleaning everything after each bird with a good wipe-down of bleach and water solution and keeping everything covered to avoid attracting flies and yellow jackets.
And then in the evening we sat on the porch, listening to an NPR report about salmonella and the recall of a billion eggs and the not-so-great conditions on factory farms. As we listened and sipped our gin and tonics, we enjoyed the tantalizing aroma of roast chicken.
There's a web album below for those of you interested in picture of the process. Click on the picture to view.
And here's a LINK to a website with very complete instructions, should you want to try this at home.