This weekend I smoked a whole turkey, as a test for Thanksgiving. This was my first turkey ever, and I think it came out pretty good. I followed Jeff's recipe for Maple Syrup Turkey with a couple of adjustments. After approx. 14 hours in the brine: Ready to go into the smoker: In the smoker: Approx. 6 hours it was done and ready for resting for approx. 20 minutes: Carved and ready: On the table: Really nice and moist, not too dry which I was afraid of.