I have raised some turkeys from poults (chicks) I will be processing and cooking two of them for thanksgiving. I don't think this bird will lay down in my smoker due to the size, so I think I will have to stand it up somehow. I'm not sure what the dress weight will be but I am almost positive it will be over 25 lbs, maybe more around 30. We haven't weighed the birds as they are now. I'll try to jump on a scale with them tomorrow and get an idea. Is there a rule of thumb as to so many minutes a pound? I saw the recipe for the brine which I will mix up and give a shot. I will be using my homebuilt smoker, kingsford and oak.