I smoked a chicken in my Weber Performer just last saturday. Here's how I did it:
Prep the chicken and rub it down with a good amount of salt, enough to coat the whole thing inside and out with a thin layer. Wrap it up and let it cure in the fridge for 2 hours. take it out, rinse it off, brush with about a stick of melted butter and allpy salt and pepper to taste. Don't truss the chicken. I'm not sure what you were using but I piled my coals up to one side of my grill leaving the opposite half open for the drip pan, then i put a large handful of oak on the coals and after the smoke started rolling i put the chicken on the grill, legs facing the heat.
I let it cook for maybe 1.5 hrs when the thermometer read 180 in the thigh. It turned out perfect...I was a little worried that the breast would be all grainy and tough like most chicken breast is (except for mine
) but the whole thing was moist and delicious...and good and smoky!
lemme know how yours turns out and what you did, I'm always up for something new!