This was my first 5 lb. whole chicken. I brined it overnight in the Slaughterhouse poultry brine recipe found here. Also used the Slaughterhouse poultry injection found here as well. Both very simple to make especially since I already had all the ingredients. I already had Jeff's rub made up, put it on and in the smoker it went. I smoked it with a Hickory/Apple and wood mix for 2.5 hours at 275 and got the internal temp to 165. I then took it out the smoker and let the Chicken sit in foil for 30 minutes.
My family and I loved it. I'm really enjoying my new found hobby. Thanks for all the tips and suggestions.