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Turkey, Fresh or Frozen?

I'm a new BGE owner and will be smokin' my 1st turkey this week. What's best, fresh or frozen? I know the butterballs are injected with vegetable broth, I'm guessing that would help keep the bird more moist. I appreciate your suggestions.


  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    Tarheel Tom,
    I've always done frozen and have great results. One of these days, I'm gonna have to find a source for a fresh turkey. But for this year, there's a 21.5 pound bird defrosting in my refrig right now. Another thing on the to cook list...a turducen.

  • I'm doing a fresh one. They are on sale this week at one of the local supermarkets. I picked up a 12 pounder. Usually I smoke a smaller turkey, and my mother roasts a monstourous one. Guess which one gets eaten quicker? :)

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Maybe you need to do the large one and let your mother do the small one. *grin*
    Happy "T" day,
    New Bob

  • Shelby,[p]While doing a search on turducken a few months back, I ran across this recipe. I couldn't help but think "If only there was an egg big enough"![p]LOL, maybe someone else will find this as funny as I did.[p]Kevin

    [ul][li]We need a larger egg![/ul]
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