I smoked 4 turkeys for our dinner at work on Wednesday. One was a 10 lb Butterball, and the others were cheapies. We all bring either a bird, butt, brisket or other dish for the occasion. This year it was all turkeys. I brined the cheap ones in salt, sugar, garlic, onion, cayenne, black pepper, and apple juice. I did not use butter under the skin or any other seasoning on the skin. Not because I didn't want to. I just forgot. I did nothing to the Butterball. I must say, and it was unanimous at work too, the Butterball sucked compared to the brined birds. I wish I would have taken pics. They were so succulent. I had a Dr. appointment right after lunch, and when I came back there was 4 guys picking at the carcasses. Our family Thanksgiving is Friday, and they want deep fried turkeys. I guess I will accommodate them. Too bad they won't get any smoked Turkey. Oh well, their loss. Do yourselves a favor. Save your money and NEVER buy a Butterball.