Originally Posted by Bacardi
I'm a big rib BBQer and haven't ever tried to smoke chicken. Just curious, do you guys brine it prior to smoking? I know that it would make a more juicy, tender bird, but also makes the skin rubbery...
I have brined my chicken the same way I do my turkey
smashed garlic cloves
springs of fresh thyme, parlsey, and sage
Dissolve on stove - cool completely - then brine. It has the most wonderful apple "nose" to it!