Man I haven't been on here in awhile. Just to add, even though its too late:
First two turkeys:
Washed thoroughly, let soak in a water bath for 24hrs to dilute the solution.
Next I brined for 24 hrs in a concoction of stuff, including apple juice, distilled water and a host of other ingredients.
Smoked one till about 180*, then finished it off in the fryer to 190* Came out good
Fried one to 190*, came out good.
Third turkey, for more family that came in later. Did not brine, had the store solution in it. Made my butter rub with sage, smoked garlic, etc, SAME rub as previous 2. This one came out GREAT, way better than the other two and much less work. So much flavor and was very moist throughout the bird. Wife agreed that the third one was the best.