ok I just bought a cheap Charbroil smoker and I am smoking for the first time. I decided on going with Chicken since it is cheaper than most other meats. I bought two whole chickens and rubbed them down last night and left them in the fridge overnight. I then cranked up the smoker around 10:30 this morning. Like I said, I new to smoking and I do not have everything I need. So I am going solely off of time here. The chickens are about 3.5 lbs each and the temp on the smoker has been at a steady 200 the whole time. I am thinking to pull the chicken off around 3 or so. I did not come across this forum until it was too late to brine them so I will try brining them next time. I will let you knowhow they turn out. So far they look really good the skin is just starting to turn a little dark now and by the pictures I have seen I will judge the cook time on mine. I will be doing a brisket tomorrow and would like any advice before I start prepping it tonight is anyone has a good suggestion. I am from Texas and enjoy Dickeys brisket and would like something similar to theirs.