I decided to try something new for the 4th. I am not entertaining so it's a good time for an experiment!
I brined some chickens overnight in a simple low salt/brown sugar and water solution. This morning I stuffed them with some lemons, apples, onions and garlic and coated them with a simple rub of salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and black pepper. I was looking for a sweeter rub that didn't have much heat and couldn't find anything I wanted. I decided to just make something up on the fly and see how it goes. I did not rub under the skin on this first attempt. They are in the smoker now with some peach wood hovering between 225 and 275 as I go out there and adjust. I am having a little trouble maintaining my tbs (as the temperature rises my wood keeps burning up) but I think I am getting some decent smoke. I added wood twice and right now the chickens are a nice golden brown (they have been cooking just under 2 hours).
I will post some pics when they are finished and comment on flavor.