Well here is my first smoke with my $50 Craigslist pick up Using blue kingsford because I gave my dad my last bag of lump to try and didn't buy new stuff yet. Using minion method with apple and maple for my wood. Brined turkey overnight 2 gallons water 2 cups kosher salt 1 cup brown sugar (family recipe calls for a pint of maple syrup but I work to hard tapping trees to waste it. Will taste awesome with it) 2 garlic cloves crushed 6 bay leaves 1 handful fresh Tyme 1 handful fresh sage 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons peppercorns Big bird on the smoker. Looking to push it up around 300. Currently at 225 but am slowly letting temperature go up so I don't over shoot it. First time using uds and don't know how it will act More updates to follow. Planning to pull lid at 3 hours to put maverick probe in bird. Open to suggestions though.