DH is working this weekend, basically his hours are 3:30 AM - 5:30 PM so we are doing our turkey tomorrow. It is a BBW and weighs around 17.5 pounds. I took it from the freezer I think on Friday and it's at the point now where I can move the wings a bit and there is a slight give when I poke at the breast. Otherwise, it still feels pretty frozen. So is brining out of the question? Next question... I was debating smoking it... temps are looking to be in the mid 20's to lower 30's. Any thoughts on that? How warm does the smoker grill need to be? How long should it take to cook? It's a charcoal grill, should be fun getting it up to temp... and I need to dig the smoker box end out of the snow. I grilled a roast last night (about 15F out), winds have been staying down for the most part so haven't had trouble maintaining 300F in the cooker. Thoughts?