I would like to start by saying smoking whole chickens has been a cheap favorite of mine since I started smoking. I have never had a problem with the way they turn out i.e.; nicely smoked flavor in the meat, tender and juicy, etc. I have recently experimented with injecting the chickens. I have tried some flavored oil based ones, some beer based ones, and some more acidic based ones; all of them have had very strong flavors going-in. I have also tried to let them sit in an oven bag overnight and injecting them just before cooking. Regardless of my injection or method I keep getting the same result: nothing. When the birds are done cooking you can taste barely any flavor from the injection or nothing at all. Am I expecting too much or am I missing some fundamental step of injecting poultry? I've tried to search the forums briefly for a similar thread but found mostly recipes. Any help I receive on this would be greatly appreciated.