Alright guys & gals, my mother just ran by me that she might want me to smoke a turkey breast, enough to feed 8, on Christmas Eve. I did the search function first and saw some great looking food but I didn't really see any that gave me a time frame on how long the smokes lasted. Yes, I know, smoke to IT and not by time, which I understand. The hard part is that I work until noon on Christmas Eve and supper would be served around 5:30 - 6:00. This just doesn't seem feasible.
I've never brined anything either, which I can easily understand how to do and have a couple food safe 5 gallon pales that could easily be used for this process. I have my WSM plenty tuned in, probably have a few hundered smokes on the old girl, but never a turkey.
Any input would be great
How long to expect
How many lbs I need to feed 8 people (pulled pork they say 1/4 pound a person, but that's for sandwhiches...)
Not sure what I have left for Apple wood, but I think hickory or cherry would be a bit too potent for the light poultry, thoughts?
Anyways, thanks guys & gals. I'm really, really looking forward to responses.