Never brined a bird before, so put a chicken in the brine last night before bed. Took it out about 11:00 this morning, spatched it and put a light sprinkle of rub on both sides.. Had the smoker holding steady at 325-330° and it was done in just shy of 3 hours. While it was cooking I made a big bowl of macaroni salad (from scratch) and gathered up some maters from the garden. I don't usually brag on my own cooking, but that chicken was the best I ever ate! Definitely will brine the birds from now on! I tore the skin on the breast getting off the racks, dang it!