I've got an issue to resolve. Conventional wisdom on the forum says that the best size for a smoked turkey is around 12 lbs. Since joining SMF, I've resolved to do things right so am taking the CW to heart. I've smoked many turkeys in various (charcoal and electric bullet type smokers) with reasonable success, however have only considered the weight to calculate smoking times. This summer I bought a MF propane smoker from Lowe's and am planning to smoke the guest of honor in it. The wife bought a 17 lb turkey, which is typical for our Thanksgiving feast. I never told her of my new relevation concerning limiting this years size do 12 lbs. There in lies the issue.