I've never brined my chicken, but I have thought about it. If someone could direct me in the right direction for a brine, I'd be much obliged. As for the chickens that I did today was really simple. Italian dressing as a binder and a rub I threw together. Smoker on my Charbroil h2o at 235 for 4:30 to 5 hrs. Took some bottles of bbq sauce that I had left over and put into sauce pan with half a bottle of Pineapple jelly and some apple juice and basted the last hour on. I also did a fattie but we ate it before I took pics.