I've got a 18 lber from my FIL that he wants smoked. I know its larger than recommended but its what I have to work w/. That being said, the turkey is injected w/ a 9-1/2 percent solution. My question, will the brine still have the same/any effect or is it a waste of time? Seems to me all frozen turkeys are injected w/ a certion percentage of "solution" Also in regards to cooking time, being the bird is 18lb, I'm looking to smoke at @ 250* till its internal temp is 150 then turning up the heat to crisp up the skin to a final temp of 170*. I figure roughly 7-8 hrs, does that sound about right?