SeriousBBQs.com teaches you how to smoke a turkey to perfection by showing much improved methods of cleaning, starting your fire, seasoning, smoking your turkey, and keeping it warm after being cooked. The first step is to choose a 12-14 pound turkey, and remove the wrappings and giblets, and rinse the turkey throughly, then, season your turkey, or wait until later if you so choose. The next step is to start the fire by opening all the vents in the fire box, inserting the correct amount of charcoal, and then lighting it with a propane torch, this should be followed by getting the smoke in your cooker rolling, but remember not to over smoke your turkey. Be sure to maintain the temperature of your cooker to be anywhere from 225 to 250 degrees, if it is to hot, open a vent, to cool, close vents. Every hour, spray your turkey with apple juice to maintain flavor.