I smoked a 5 lb bird for about 3hours 15 min. in a 009 at 225. The bird came out excellent, no complaints, just like always. I put 4 oz of hickory, in two chunks, and a kingsford charcoal briquette for the smoke ring, which worked wonderfully. My only question is one of the chunks turned into charcoal, but not ash like when I smoke the b. buts, the other was slightly darkened. The kingsford briquette looked the same as before the cook when I retrieved it after cooldown. Big deal, not a big deal, or should I stop worring and enjoy the chicken?