Smoked Whole Turkey - 22lb - AMAZING! See Photos

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dudadudaduda, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. I've smoked many items, but the 22lb turkey I have just smoked may have been the best. Here's how I did it....

    Defrost a 20+lb frozen turkey in the fridge for 5 days

    Dissolve 1 cup Kosher Salt, 3/4 brown sugar,1 gallon of water, and 1/2 cup of your favorite rub, and then brine the bird for 12-24 hours

    Split the bird in half, spatchcock, as it will not cook otherwise. Creating two, 10lb+ halves

    Rub the bird with your favorite rub, heavily

    Smoke with your favorite wood. I used a mix of Apple and Hickory

    4.5 hours on 250 degrees will do it! 


  2. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious...Nice Job!

  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That turkey came out great!

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking turkey!

    It looks really juicy!!

  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    DDD, looks like a great turkey !
  6. Oppps... I did it again! 15lb bird, 3 and 1/2 hours on 250. Split in half... AMAZING!
  7. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking bird. Spatching is the only way to go.

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