Smoked turkey anyone?

JerseyMark

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I'm relatively new at smoking. I have a 700FB and I'm thinking about smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving. I did a search on this site and didn't really find anything. Has anyone out there tried to smoke a whole turkey? If so any tips, tricks or results will be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I did two of them last year and they turned out great. All I did was inject with Tony's butter and added some Hickory Bacon Pit Boss rub and one with Champion Chicken rub.

Keep in mind mine was much different as I did two boneless turkey breasts. I will do two more this year on my Copperhead Vertical and see how they turn out (last year I did them on the Pit Boss grill).
 

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I've done quite a few whole turkeys over the years...looking forward to doing one this year on the Lockhart. I always slide a few pats of seasoned butter under the breast skin (be sure to not break the skin!) and start it on it's back. After the butter is well melted, I finish the smoke breast down so the breast is self basting the rest of the cook. Never had a dry breast this way. Always take temps in the thigh and don't overcook! As with all whole poultry, you don't get a whole lot of smoke in the meat.
 

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I did two of them last year and they turned out great. All I did was inject with Tony's butter and added some Hickory Bacon Pit Boss rub and one with Champion Chicken rub.

Keep in mind mine was much different as I did two boneless turkey breasts. I will do two more this year on my Copperhead Vertical and see how they turn out (last year I did them on the Pit Boss grill).
Thanks Mike, I appreciate the help. I follow your posts every day.
 

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I've done quite a few whole turkeys over the years...looking forward to doing one this year on the Lockhart. I always slide a few pats of seasoned butter under the breast skin (be sure to not break the skin!) and start it on it's back. After the butter is well melted, I finish the smoke breast down so the breast is self basting the rest of the cook. Never had a dry breast this way. Always take temps in the thigh and don't overcook! As with all whole poultry, you don't get a whole lot of smoke in the meat.
Thank you so much. That sounds like exactly what I am looking for.
 

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This turkey looks good! he uses a Traeger but it can be done on a Pit Boss. I am not sure how much smoke flavor there would be at 300 but man, it looks good!
 

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We are having a Friendsgiving on the 13th. I'm going to be smoking the turkey. I decided to go with the Meat Church Birdbath brine. I will be injecting the breast with a little bit of herbed butter and using my longhorn blend pellets which is 100% mesquite, cherry, and maple. Thanks for the video Mike, Im now going to add the aromatics in the cavity and bast it with butter. Hoping for the best bird I've ever made!
 
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