Although tempting, stay away for disposable aluminum pans if you can for cooking your turkey. The best pan for cooking a turkey is a heavy-duty roasting pan with about 2-inch sides. High sides can make basting difficult. Heavy-gauge metal helps keep the drippings from burning. Look for a stainless-steel finish on the pan's interior: nonstick makes for easy cleanup.
Start with your cider glaze, and read my tips carefully for the perfect bird!
(for 20lbs turkey; serves 16 people)