After checking my firebox for cracks too see if I could add a few cracks to a lively discussion, I butterflied a chicken over alder smoke. I put maybe four-five handfuls of postage stamp sized chips on the fire. [p]The result was the Jim Carrey of smokey taste - way over the top. [p]I rubbed the chicken skin with oil, grains of paradise, salt and a little cayenne pepper to see if the grains of paradise made a noticeable difference. Verdict - they did not, or the difference was too subtle for me to notice. [p]The funny part was the guests liked the chicken and got curious about the egg. I thought it was way too smoked.