First Whole Turkey Smoke Question

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by joeyfine, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. joeyfine

    joeyfine Fire Starter

    Hey Guys!!!

    I have decided to smoke a whole bird this year and I have some questions! 

    1 - my bird is 13#s. Is that to big?

    2 - I would like to brine this guy. When do I need to start before smoking?

    3 - do you guys add anything in the cavity or leave it open?

    4 - who loves this holiday? 

    Gobble Gobble!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    1. Nope perfect size
    2. I brine for two days. Air dry for one day in fridge, smoke the next day
    3. I leave mine open or I put in fresh parsley thyme sage onion and garlic
    4. Love it so much we smoked a turkey last night!
  3. joeyfine

    joeyfine Fire Starter

    Well i need to get that bird out of the freezer today! Thanks!
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Check out the SmokingMeat newsletter. There are some great turkey ideas for this year.
  5. joeyfine

    joeyfine Fire Starter

    Turkey came out great. Used Slaughterhouse Recipes for the bird and it was soo good. the meat fell off the bones! 


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