Hello all, I am Paul Wise, aka; Tall Fat Crippled One! I have used my parents electric smoker a couple of times to smoke a turkey and a bunch a chickens in the past few years. Last year, I bought myself the CABELAS 7 in 1 gas Smoker from Masterbuilt. I LOVE this thing, and I am finding out that I am starting to smoke alot more often. It's December 8th, and I am going to smoke a turkey, (again), today. But I am going to try something different! The turkey is just too big, (18.2lbs). So I am going to cut it in half, and put half of the bird on one shelf and half of the bird on the other. I will put my probe in the breast of the top half, and wait until it gets to 170 degrees. I will post back and let you know what happens. Hey, you will never know what happens until you try!!!