Originally Posted by jsn1511
If you brine make sure the brine does not have any sugars in it otherwise it will severly carmalize the birds outer layer. Now if you don't mind not eating the outside then don't worry about it, because the inside is still good, it just doesn't look very appetizing from the outside.
might lock out the smoke flavor too if it carmalizes early. (might? thats probably an Alton Brown question, but it seems logical)