After reading this site for a month, and enjoying all of the great tips and recipes, it is my time to post a Qview!! Cajun Cornish Hens with Dirty Rice!! I have never used a brine, but after reading the many posts on here, I decided to give it a try! The brine....(from a post on this site) 1 1/2 gallon water 1/2 cup Kosher Salt 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 2 tsp Garlic Powder 2 tsp Onion Powder 2 tsp Creole Seasoning Let the little fellows soak in the brine for just shy of 3 hours The way I was taught to make dirty rice in South Arkansas, was to use ground duck gizzards! I save the gizzards from duck hunting, and grind 1 lbs. of mallard gizzards, with 1/4 lbs. of pepper bacon. Frying up the gizzards The dirty rice is complete! Most of the time I use half for stuffing, and save the other half for leftovers the next day! Here is a picture of stuffing the birds full of the dirty rice mixture! A picture of the hens rubbed in peanut oil, and Cajun seasoning! I also had 6 leg quarters for tomorrow's leftovers!! Into the smoker at 250 degrees, 1/2 hickory and 1/2 mesquite wood chunks. The little hens should be done in 1 1/2 to 2 hours!! Off to drink a cold one, and will post more after all is done!! Stay right there, I will be back with more pics!