I have about a 4.5lb bird thawing on the counter right now. I intend to smoke after brining it overnight and rubbing it. This will be my first bird ever. I will use one of the brine recipes from this site. Does anybody have a good bird rub recipe or is there a store bought one that's worth buying? Also, can anyone tell me how to estimate the cook time? Once, brined and rubbed I assume that I just throw her in the smoker and cook at 225 until the bird hits 165, right? Someboy help a brother out. I am the household's hero after last week's pulled pork. I've got a reputation to worry about now.