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I was thinking about smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving, but was wondering if it was worth trying? If so any tips or ideas would be great!!!
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!!!


  • Smoker317Smoker317 Posts: 206
    edited October 2015
    Brine the turkey, don't go over 14# IMO.  12 pounders are ideal, if you need meat then smoke two 10 # turkeys, etc.  Mild fruit wood, cherry, pecan, apple, etc.  I smoke mine about 275 degrees grate temp.  My dome temp is usually off by 10-20 degrees from my grate level.  Also we spatchcock our turkeys and chickens, this takes an hour plus off of the cook.  Once you and the family smoke a turkey, you will dread eating oven baked turkey.  Lots of good info from smokers with years of experience in this thread...

    Egghead since November 2014, XL-BGE & ET-732 living near Indy.
    36" Blackstone.
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