I decided to smoke a chicken yesterday; however, I decided to brine it before putting it on the Q. Brined for 5 hours. I used a seasoning I found a recipe for on the web. It came out very moist and tasty. I used apple wood chunks in the Q. The family loved the taste and it was moist. I will continue to brine any future chickens. I used 1 gal water, 1/2 c sea salt, 1/2 c sugar in the raw, & juiced 1 lemon.