Brined overnight in 2gal water, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 10oz of soy sauce, a bunch of minced garlic, rubbed sage, thyme, rosemary, chopped onion and a couple of oranges. softened butter mixed with garlic, sage, rosemary placed under skin on breasts then rubbed all over. Seasoned with Texas rub mis of kosher salt, pepper, and garlic. Been on an hour at 275. Probably 2 more to go. 13lb bird.