I guess technically this is still my first smoke, because it was smoking along with my chicken bacon bites. So, I had the smoker (MES 40) at 275 deg., and the chicken his 160 internally at about the 2 hour mark. Chickens were real cheap at pathmark (95cents a pound) less than 5 bucks for this 5 pound bird! My rub was garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper. Needed much more of everything!! I did however use my new home brew beer as the beer can beer! So if you see my previous thread with the Chicken Bacon bites, you know I had som issues with my smoke. From the help given so far, I know I need to get the AMS really well lit, because my smoke flavor was lacking, and my rub was ok at best. Next time I need to put way more rub on, and the smoke needs to be kicked up. But it was fun, and cant wait to do it again. Homemade beer, and way to little rub! Also should have dried the chicken much better before the rub! 30 min in. (Hickory) All done! Was maybe the most moist chicken ever (pics dont do the moistness justice), but the flavor was short... Need to make the proper changes and get the flavor up!