So my wife went to Kroger's and bought this big ass chicken (7 pounds) and says she wants this for mothers day. Of course to me that means smoked! I do not want to brine it as every time I brine chicken or turkey the meat comes out soft and mushy. I already have an idea for the rub, and there will be no stuffing in the B.A.C. I'm thinking 250 dig. for 7 hours (1 hour per pound) I have a water smoker so I'm thinking apple juice, with hickory wood for smoke. Breast side down for the first 2 hours. The best chicken that I belive I have ever made was beer can chicken in a gas grill with wood chips, not sure if you can do that in a Brinkmann water smoker! Thanks for any help, just looking to keep it simple !