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Old 11-10-2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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Smoked Turkey

I want to try smoking a turkey this year. Have any of you done this? Would you do it again?

Looking for advice on what to do and what not to do. How long did you smoke it for? Did you brine it before smoking?

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Old 11-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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I did an apple brined a few years ago and was very pleased. I used my WSM for the cook. Followed the directions and no probs.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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I use that brine every year! FANTASTIC!
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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Re: Smoked Turkey

I smoke a few whole chickens every year and the one thing I found was to have a pan of water in there to keep the heat moist. I also stuff them full of apples or oranges to keep things moist.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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Re: Smoked Turkey

Ditto Helen's post ... will never oven roast again, WSM all the way!
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Re: Smoked Turkey

I love mine on the smoker and I've tried it all. Brined, injected, simple rub, roasted at 375, and stuffing the cavity with fruit. This year I plan on trying to spatchcock it and see how that comes out.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:45 AM   #8
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Re: Smoked Turkey

So I smoked the bird today. I am doing this for a local charity doing a community dinner tomorrow.

I brined the turkey in cranberry juice overnight. I stuffed it with apples, onions, cinnamon sticks and rosemary, thyme and sage. Rubbed it with some canola oil and salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic and onion powder, and paprika and smoked it for about 7 hours. MY UDS hovered right around 230-250 the entire time.

I used apple and hickory wood for smoke.

Took it out when it reached 160 and let it rest, covered with tin foil for about 45 minutes. I then carved it up and packaged it to take to the site tomorrow.

It turned out very juicy and tasty and wish I had everything else to go with it tonight!

Thanks for all your advice and help






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Looks alright. I wish I could try some.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #10
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Nice job on the bird. You got me primed for next week.
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