So today I am going to smoke a whole chicken. My first question is should I brine it or will it hurt it if I don't brine it. Reason I ask is because the family decided last night to smoke a chicken and I have to run to the store and get one. So if I need to brine it then I might want to smoke something else. Second whats a good rub for a whole chicken. I am wanting some with just a little kick.