Smoking turkeys on Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mtharvey75, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. mtharvey75

    mtharvey75 Newbie

    I am kinda freaking out about smoking 2 birds and 2 half hams for thanksgiving dinner... I have a MES 40 and my birds average 13-15 lbs, hams are 6-8 lbs... Thought about doing a low and slow on the turkeys around 220-225 to an IT of 165.... Hams I will put on for about 5 hours?? (I assume)... Am I right/wrong??.... Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated...
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you want crispy skin you will need to finish the turkeys in the oven, or smoke them at a higher temp.  I would smoke at a high temp for both the turkeys and the hams.  That way you can enjoy the skin. By high I mean 325.  Good luck either way and post pictures.
  3. mtharvey75

    mtharvey75 Newbie

    The MES only goes to 275.... And I will do my best with pics...
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Be sure to place the Hams OVER the Turkey...

    Have a grand Thanks giving and a Merry Christmas, and as always . . .
  5. mtharvey75

    mtharvey75 Newbie

    I planned to.... And the same to you and yours

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