Weather is beautiful here in Illinois, tonight's the premiere of Game of Thrones so why not smoke some whole chickens?! First time brining so we'll see how it goes. I'll update as the day goes on. Started with a simple brine last night 1 gal water 1/2C salt 1/2 C brown sugar 1tsp onion powder 1tsp garlic powder They'll be going on the racks in about 4 hours. Do you guys prefer rinsing after taking if out the bribe or just print dry before applying your rub?