Smoke a turkey now for T-Giving

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by foozer, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Any problems with smoking a turkey now, deboneing and then freezing the meat until T-giving morning, then heat it up in a roaster?
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i don't see why not.........lots of us freeze the food........IF any is left......
    I am sure someone with abit more knowledge will be along soon

    d8de
     
  3. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I suppose I would answer it this way: Smoking, deboning, freezing, and reheating would be tastier than waiting until thanksgiving and only cooking it in the oven. However, I personally think poultry is best right out of the cooker, so I think you'd find it better cooked the day of. However, if you're like me and don't want to botch the primary meat source on Thanksgiving, freeze away......and maybe smoke some pulled pork the night before to go along with it!

    I think I'm going to try mini-keg-butt turkey this year and see what happens.
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I suppose you checked with PETA to see if this is acceptable? ;{)
     
  5. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would think they'd rather I stuck the keg in the turkey's cavity instead of theirs; and It would taste better in the turkey.[​IMG]
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    if it was the PETA I belong to.......people for the eating of tasty animals, they would stand in line.........[​IMG]

    d8de
     
  7. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Dude, I belong to the same group......I may have bumped into you at a meeting and not known it.....LOL
     
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    probably.........i was the one wearing shades indoors.........[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    d8de
     
  9. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Geek,
    Ruining the bird is certainly a concern. I am also concerned with cooking time and (the big concern) the weather. I am not real excited about being out there smoking in freezing cold temperatures. So, I think it is going to be this weekend.
    My neighbor approached me about smoking a wild turkey for him so I thought I would do it at the same time. Never done a wild one before. Do I need to do anything different?

    By the way, how does this quote thingy work[​IMG]
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    just hit the quote button at bottom right.........then hit replay

    in the reply window, the quote will show up in a slightly darker colored box.....you then type your reply below it......


    hth

    d8de
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Foozer -

    It only takes a few hours to smoke a turkey .... brine it and smoke it at 300 to 350 degrees. About 2.5 to 3 hours for a 12 lbs turkey. If you (Dang -I can never remember that word) Swachbuckle it? = take the back bone and ribs out and lay it flat you can do a pretty large bird quickly.

    Okay what's that dang word again?
     
  12. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  13. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Debi & Dude,

    Thanks for the info. I think I might try that swatchbuckle[​IMG] - spatchcock turkey this weekend.

    Thank you.
     

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