Check out the Cock Ale recipe in Charlie Papasian's new complete Joy of homebrewing. It calls for a whole chicken in the beer! Holy freekin wow!!! It's not a rat but, Jesus! It's a whole damn chicken and that is gross enough for me! Says to pluck it, pummel it and smash it's bones! If any of you dare devil's out there try making that recipe, you are one manly man for sure! Tell me how it turned out!