I smoke them outside, which is delicious and also frees up the oven to help the wife planning various sides.
Plus, it's fun for me to do.
Win. Win. Win.
This year, of course, I did it again. My wife got me one of the supermarket frozen turkeys that are always on sale, and I started thawing it out the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, I unwrapped the bird and put it in a beer brine made with salt, pepper, brown sugar, and my some extra Dudoc's Red IPA that I had in a growler.