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After learning of our family's plans to smoke a turkey for this Thanksgiving, literally thousands of you demanded that we show you how. So here's how the Benders do it step-by-step. (Drama is already building. Can you feel it?

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Step 1. Day Before Thanksgiving. Kill turkey. Remove all extraneous appendages. Obviously, this turkey was a gobbler.

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Step 2. Place dead turkey in 5-gallon bucket. I styled this shot myself. Red is a festive color.

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Step 3. Completely immerse turkey in brine solution consisting of cool water, kosher salt, brown sugar, fresh rosemary, sage, thyme, and peppercorns. Place bucket in refrigerator for 24 hours.

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Step 4. Thanksgiving Day. Pour off brine solution and thoroughly rinse turkey. Place turkey seasoning, butter, and Granny Smith apple slices under turkey skin.

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Step 5. That was exhausting! Relax and drink beer.

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Step 6. Start grill. Smoke turkey using apple wood and sugar maple chips until internal temperature reaches 65 degrees. This is extremely important!

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Step 7. Watch football and drink beer. That Suh guy on the Lions is a nut job.

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Step 8. It's halftime! Time to stretch our legs. I exercise every Thanksgiving. You should too.

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Step 9. Second half. Turkey still smoking. Wow, what a play!

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Step 10. At last, Thanksgiving dinner is served! Let's dig in!

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Step 11. Oh wait! Did I say 65 degrees? I meant to say cook the turkey until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. My bad! Sorry, son.

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Step 12. Escape to Man Cave to watch rest of game. Ravens rule, 16-6! What a great Thanksgiving!