Using blue kingsford because I gave my dad my last bag of lump to try and didn't buy new stuff yet.
Using minion method with apple and maple for my wood.
Brined turkey overnight
2 gallons water
2 cups kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar (family recipe calls for a pint of maple syrup but I work to hard tapping trees to waste it. Will taste awesome with it)
2 garlic cloves crushed
6 bay leaves
1 handful fresh Tyme
1 handful fresh sage
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons peppercorns
Big bird on the smoker. Looking to push it up around 300. Currently at 225 but am slowly letting temperature go up so I don't over shoot it. First time using uds and don't know how it will act
More updates to follow. Planning to pull lid at 3 hours to put maverick probe in bird. Open to suggestions though.