I prefer split for the ease of handling and ability to position the dark meat closer to the heat.
Oops, wrong poultry thread. Anyways, brine and injection is popular. Leave the bird uncovered in a frost free fridge overnight to lower moisture content of skin. Helps for a crispier skin. Definitely hot n fast on all poultry ~350+ for me.
Modded Brinkmann Gourmet. Basic UDS. Rescued 22.5" OTS. Weber SJS. Stubbs. B&B Oak Lump.
Cannondale 2009 F8 (for burning off all the great BBQ)