This Saturday we will be having a bunch of people over, kinda like a Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, but in the middle of the two. I am going to be smoking 13 Cornish Hens for the get together. I haven't smoked them before so I do have 3 questions. 1st. Sence they are Poultry I would think they have to be put in Brine before smoking? If so, about how long to be in the Brine and if anyone could link a good Brine recipe that would be great! 2nd. I am assuming it takes about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours to smoke them? 3rd. I am going to use Mesquite Charchol, Mesquite Chunks and Apple chips. I thought about soaking the Apple chips and putting them on the frie about every hour or so. Or will soaking the Apple Chips and putting them on every hour create to much white smoke? Thank You all for your help and if their is anything I am missing in my questions that you might want to tell me, please fell free and let me now!