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Old 11-16-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question How to smoke a turkey?

Help! My husband asked me to smoke a turkey this year. I have smoked a beer can chicken before but not a turkey. Any help would be appreciated.



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Old 11-16-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #3
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jayde, I smoke a turkey every year. I brine overnight and up to 24 hours for a VERY big turkey then smoke for about 8 hours or so. I always finish mine in the oven though for the last couple hours. The pan juices from a brined and smoked turkey make the most amazing gravy!!!

It's basically the same as your chicken, it just takes longer. I also do my brine a bit differently, as I use all apple juice and no water, plus other things. If you want a recipe for my brine just PM me.

The biggest tip I can give you is about half way through rotate your turkey if you are using a square-type smoker. The back cooked way more than the front, where the door was.

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link, Cara. There was a lot of good info.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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hey, good luck...............:) I hear that they are the best.............
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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How to smoke a turkey? Pretty easy, but they're hard to keep lit!

Not my answer, but it's something Buck would've said. He made me do it!!!
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:23 AM   #7
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The smoking section should provide lots of specific info.

The questions are, how device are you using a smoke? Dedicated smoker, grill or were you planning on buying something?

Basically you put a spice rub and cook it at a relatively low temperature. I think poultry is the most difficult to smoke because if you cook the bird until dark is done, the white meat is dry.

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