Second Thanksgiving - Smoking 2 Turkeys...Advice?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mitsitsad, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. mitsitsad

    mitsitsad Newbie

    Last year I smoked a turkey and deep fried another and the smoked turkey was such a crowd favorite I decided to do 2 smoked turkeys this year.

    I have a 14 lb and 15 lb bird and I'm wondering how long this is going to take me to get both up to temperature

    and if anyone has a nice brine recipe I'd like to hear that as well.  Thanks!
  2. BBQ Pit Boys has a heck of a brine for turkey (below). How long is determined by cooker temp.

    Apple cider/Apple juice -- 1 Gallon
    Kosher salt -- 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Soaked in brine and brine discarded)
    Dark brown sugar -- 1 Cup (16 tbs)
    Garlic cloves -- 10 (8-10)
    Sliced ginger -- 20 Gram (handful)
    Orange -- 4 , quartered
    Apple cider vinegar -- 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (1/4-1/3)
    Water -- 1⁄2 Gallon (as needed)
    Chili pepper flakes -- 2 Tablespoon
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014
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  3. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

  4. mitsitsad

    mitsitsad Newbie

    Sounds great - I'm planning to smoke around 225-250
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like some good Brine recipes (start a 'log book' for you cooks and keep a running record to refer to) . The temp. won't get you crisp Skin , but the Bird will be great.

    At your temps. it should take about 6 hrs. ( each cooks as a separate bird , not one big one... cook to 165*FIMT in the middle of the Breast and Thighs will most likely 170*FIMT.

    Have fun , a Happy Holiday , and as always . . .

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