We have been brining and smoking our turkeys for the last 4 or 5 years as it really helps my wife out by freeing up the oven for her awesome side dishes not to mention it always turns out great. This year I decided to give Tip's brine and spritz a try. All I can say is that it was incredible. We got a 12lbs natural bird from Whole Foods and it cooked a lot faster than I expected. Here is the qview. Just about time to take it off. I threw a couple of sausages on just because I could. After resting for about 30 minutes. Cornbread sausage stuffing. Traditional stuffing. Candied yams. Bean salad and cranberry sauce. I want to do it all over again.