Brining adds flavor to a Thanksgiving smoked turkey or one cooked in the oven. (NWA Democrat-Gazette file/Flip Putthoff) Wise Thanksgiving chefs know brine is key to a smoked turkey that tastes divine. We always smoke our holiday bird here at the shack-ri-la. When the smoke clears and the carving begins, our turkey is moist and ever so tasty. Already a subscriber? Log in!