I always like to brine mine, Alton Brown has some good basic brine recipes, I like to add Cherry Juicy Juice to my brine. Of course this adds a funky pink tint to the skin. If you put the turkey in the pot first then add water to cover it, thentake the bird out you will find the amount of oil to add in the pot. Ditto on making sure the bird is dry and lower slowly in the oil.
Florida, where we skip the crappy seasons! XL BGE