Well, this Thanksgiving was my first try at smoking a Turkey, and it came out amazing!
I started off with a 16lb Publix turkey. It only had a 4% solution in it, so I was thinking a brine would
work with it. I used the Slaughterhouse brine I found on this forum, and brined for 12 hours. Washed off the brine, and
rubbed with Butter, and a few seasoning up under the skin. Also sprinkled with a basic rib rub. Started the smoker
at 8am Thursday, and used Mesquite and Hickory woods. Put the Turkey on at 8:30, with the MES set at 250 degrees.
Pulled with the turkey reached 165 degrees at 3:30pm.
Had four of our guests tell me that was the best turkey that they had ever had! I am ready to smoke another one!
Sorry I did not get any shots before and after carving.
Thanks for looking,