Hi, I smoked my first turkey last year at Thanksgiving. It came out really good. The flavor was great. I just used lump charcoal. I should have thrown in a couple chunks of hickory. I put butter under the skin, but that's about it. Since then, I have smoked another one. I brined it in buttermilk over night in the fridge. I thought it made a difference as it was more tender. I didn't take a photo of the second turkey.