I recently bought a Luhr Jensen Big Chief Front Load Electric 50Lb Smoker and have used it a couple of times. The first time, I followed the brine recipe that came with the smoker on a whole chicken and it turned out pretty good, but a little dry, I used Jack Daniels wood chips and then finished it off in the oven. The second time I used legs, thighs, and breasts and again followed the brine recipe and then smoked them using the same chips and then again finished them off in the oven. The parts and pieces turned out terrible. My wife thought they were OK but for me, they didn't taste that good, and also the skin was rubbery and the meat was dry.
How do I use this #$%^ thing and get good results? I hate to waste meat.