Smoking a turkey on a trigger or old smokey?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by waterbug, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. waterbug

    waterbug Newbie

    I have a trager and a old smokey elec smoker. I have a 13 lb turkey and want to smoke it but haven't done it on the treager yet and it's been years since I have used smokey but I do remember it did a great job. The treager I noticed I don't really get the smoke I want with their pellets but I haven't tried any others. So what's the best and how long and temp? Thanks
  2. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would think the Traeger would be easier and give you the better results.   If used properly you will get very little smoke out of a smoker.  We like to call it Ninja Smoke because you know it is there but you can't always see it.  Keeping Temps on a Ol Smokey for several hours is doable but you have the Cadillac of easy wood pellet smokers use it.  I would smoke at 250 till the breast hits and internal temp of 175. 
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  3. smokinal

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

    There you go!
  4. waterbug

    waterbug Newbie

    Thank you for the info! I like my treager just wish I could get more BBQ taste so to speak out of it. I wish there was someone around me that sold the better pellets than the treager ones but I use what I have. Have a great thanks giving and a safe holiday!

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