ok this is my first thread here on smoking a bird. tonight i smoked a whole yardbird. first i dry rubbed it with a texas seasoning i get from the blender. hes a friend. one is a salt free blackened seasoning. and a jalapeno dusted seasoning. rubbed it down with those and some minced garlic. i let it set for 20 min and put on the smoker. smoked on my brinkman smoke n grill with wet apple wood chunks for smoke over charcoal. i burn wood and have cut a few apple trees for folks. those are split into small chunks for smoking only. after about three hrs i made a brush on mop. 1/3 cup maple syrup. 1/3 cup apple juice. 2 tsp soy sauce. dash of itialian seasoning. and 1/2 tsp of minced garlic and a few drops of garlic juice. about an hr before it was done and mopping every 30-40 min for 2 hrs i topped it with some sliced manderian oranges for a sweet skin. i love how pinapples and oranges kiwi and mangos ect.. almost camelize to the skin of pork and chicken. i use em alot. no fancy sides. corn and buttered asparagus and baked potato. feel free to shoot me a p/m on how to get these huge qview pics on here. still lost,lol.