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Smoking a Turkey #13345884 11/18/19 05:47 PM
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I have always fried our turkey on thanksgiving. This year I want to try smoking one. I have a large BGE, with the plate setter. I'm fairly new to the whole process of smoking. I'm planning on trying a 10 pounder if that is not too big. Please fill me in on the do's and don'ts, and also any recipes that you don't mind sharing. Thanks!

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Re: Smoking a Turkey [Re: BCBassCat] #13346339 11/19/19 01:54 AM
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Thanks man. Thatโ€™s bad arse.

Re: Smoking a Turkey [Re: BCBassCat] #13346348 11/19/19 01:59 AM
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Homemade brine with meat church honey hog spatchocked Turkey was a winner last year !!! Thanks for the tip Derek !!

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Couple of main things. One- brine the turkey. Makes a huge difference. Two- get a good internal food thermometer. Use this to determine when it's done (165 in the breast). Don't use the thermometers that come in the turkey. They are way off. Thermopop makes a good one that's pretty inexpensive.

I like to smoke them at about 300. This allows the turkey to get enough smoke but still gets done before it dries out.

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I agree with Jerry. I like to go hotter as he mentioned. Specially on meats that are low in fat. Turkey, pork loin, etc. Hotter works much better.

Also google/youtube Spatchcock turkey. That my go to on the Egg now. I got a pellet pooper this year and will be doing a Spatchcock on it this year. Simple to do and turns out a great product.


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Ours in in the smoker now...Inject with spices it as much as it will take, this year we stuffed with apples....should be interesting

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