I'm not a old time smoker yet that knows everything but i'm learning more everyday and working toward that goal. This is the best bird I've cooked to date...I'd be happy to give you the bird but it went fast and i already ate it all! .... lol, me and the dogs anyway. This was smoked on the chicken cooker of choice...WSM Mini letting the drippings go down to the fire and re flavor our once feathered friend. I used some cut up apple tree branches and smoked about 350* but went up towards 400* for a while. A little olive oil rubbed on the outside with some rubs gently rubbed under the skin as well. Definitely sold on those high heat chix... flavor out the yang yang. Thanks for looking!