Plan 'A' was this one: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=10877 Thanks to the advice I got on that thread and the search function I came up with a new plan: I'm going to brine the turkey using Dutch's apple cider brine recipe. Went to the tool room at work and "borrowed" a new 5 gallon plastic pail with lid. I'll get up at 5:00 am (normal for me anyway) and fire up the smoker, using apple chips. Since it's supposed to be cold and windy tomorrow I also borrowed a new welding blanket from the tool room to put over the smoker to hold the heat in. Wife wants to serve dinner by 3:00 tomorrow afternoon. I figure if the bird hasn't reached a convincing temperature by noon I'll bring it in and finish it off in the oven. Wife still thinks I'm going to screw up dinner. So, by this time tomorrow evening, I'll be letting you all know how it worked out, Hero or Zero. Then again, if I'm a Zero, not a hero there's no internet access in the doghouse so it may be a couple of days before I post again.