I used a brine I found on here, no cure. And have it soaking now.
Any other advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.
Spatchcock saves some time but not needed unless the bird is 18+ pounds and a smoker temp below 275 is desired. Tenting is just to buy some time. If the rest of the meal and guests are ready to go, a 15-20 minute rest on the counter is all that is needed and start carving...JJ
If you smoker will go to 325°F just treat it like any Roasted Turkey, about 15 minutes per pound to 165 in the Breast. You can leave it whole and the skin will be crisp. No water in the pan...JJ