Well, let me first say that this will be my first attempt at smoking. We've had this turkey in the freezer for a while now. I figure if I screw it up we're not out much as it was free to begin with. We've also recently had an old (100yrs+) apple tree break apart and instead of just dragging it off to the pit I'm going to use it to make food! The smoker I have is an offset side box charcoal/wood smoker made by Char-Broil. Now, for the questions! 1st: I know a frozen turkey isn't the best starting point, but is there any prep steps I can take to improve the finished product? 2nd: Will thawing the turkey submerged in the brining solution do any good or is it a waste? 3rd: Do you stuff the turkey or smoke it hollow? \ Thanks guys for any help here. Also, if there is a particular article in the wiki or anywhere online you have that I could read that'd be as good as a reply!