I ended up getting a 16 pound turkey to make for thanksgiving. I got it sunday and have had it in the fridge since and its still not fully thawed. Im gonna have to go ahead and put it in the brine partially frozen and let it thaw in there. Hopefully that works.
My biggest question I think is how long do you guys think this will take to smoke at about 300 degrees or maybe even 325?
This is for thanksgiving dinner at my grandmas house and she has dinner at 1 oclock prompt so I need to know what time I need to wake up and get the smoker going to get this thing done in time. I figure to be on the safe side Im gonna try for about noon that way I got a bit of extra time in case my times are skewed. I dont want it done TOO early so it will have to be reheated but I certainly want it done in time. So any ideas? Suggestions? Advice? Going to put it in brine right now before I head out to work.. hoping it will be thawed by the time I get home.