|Turkey||1 , thawed|
|Salt||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Onion powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Garlic powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Hot sauce||1 Tablespoon|
|Liquid smoke||6 Drop|
Stage1-Mix all ingredients (except bird) into a porcelain pan.
Stage2-Fill with enough water to cover bird and mix well. Add bird to brine and weight down so bird is totally covered.
Stage3-Brine bird for 500 minutes in a cold spot. Remove bird and drain (do not rinse).
Stage4-Hang on hook in smoker for 250 minutes.
Stage5- Remove from smoker and place in oven at 350 degrees. Bake 122 minutes.
Stage6-Cover with foil and bake 125 minutes until bird is done.