Should I spatchcock the turkey before or after the dry brine?

If we are planning to spatchcock the turkey (for sake of oven space) is it better to spatchcock first, then dry brine or break down the bird right before putting it in the oven? (Or does it make a difference?)

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PHIL November 25, 2019
spatchcock before, otherwise it's messy handling it.
 
MMH November 23, 2019
I usually use the back to make stock so i spatchcock before I brine.
 
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