I have red up on Cornish Hens on this website, plus on the free smoking course. But still have a couple of questions. Okay I was thinking of Brining the 4 Cornish Hens for aboyt 4 hours. Then take them out and rinse if the Brine. Then put them in a then put them in a Brown Surgar Bourbon Marinade for approx. 12 hours. Then smoke them for about 3 hours until about 165 temp. Would doning the Brine, then Marinade be okay? Would the mosture be okay for the Cornish Hens?
Then I thougt I would Smoke them on Hickory wood logs and Cherry Chips. I have Apple Chips, but was told the Hickory over powers the Apple, so was wondering if it would on the Cherry as well? I have read on the forums here that people thing the best is Mesquite Wood for chicken. But no place locally sells Mesquite Logs. Walmart does sell Mesquite Chunks and chips, but there kinda small bags and cost adds up.
Thank You for any suggestions and help!