My 12 lb bird was very bland. First off they say 3 days for 12 lb in fridge to defrost is BS. Sat out on counter for 12 hours then 2 1/2 days in refrigerator. Felt defrosted but when when pulled out innards I saw some ice crystals so sat is water for .5 hours. Spatchcocked and injected stock, butter, and some seasonings. Smoked one hour 22o then upped temp to 325 two hours. Had cold spot in one side of breast so other temp got a little high on rest of bird. Pulled, dark meat 185 and one breast 160 other 170. Meat was not dry but not much flavor. This was not my first smoked turkey but was first Walmart Members mark bird. Could it have been the brand of bird I purchased?