Well, I have been using my Big Green Egg now for 5 years and just started smoking successfully with the last two weeks from what I have learned here. THANKS. I have had many great cookouts but now I am thrilled with the smoking results. I just finished my first brining on a chicken today, 5 hours in a recipe I copied off of this site. I then smoked it for 4 1/2 hours between 225 and 240 on my BGE using pecan chips. It was a great success and one of the best chickens I have done. Moist, flavorful, etc., etc., etc. Below are pics of the temp, 1/2 way through and then the final product. And oh yea, to DeeJayDebi, yes the chicken was waving but it lost its hand pretty quick!! These pics are out of order and can't seem to get in order...oh well :? Well on to the next successful smoke.