I have a "practice" turkey that I'm going to smoke this weekend. I soaked it in Tip's brine for 26 hours, rinsed, and patted dry. This brine is delicious. I have smoked several turkeys, but never injected one, so I thought I would give this one a try and see if I liked it. I melted 2 TBS of butter, added to 2 cups of apple cider, then added the spices per the recipe. I got a coagulated mess. The spices all clumped up...it wasn't pretty. I took a whisk and beat it like it owed me money, but still didn't mix too well. I went ahead and injected the turkey with it. Anyone else have this issue? I thought about using the blender and putting it on puree. Next time, I think I'll add the spices to the cider, whisk, then add the butter. Any and all suggestions are appreciated. TIA.