Smoke Whole Turkey

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Be careful Ladd. I've been responsible for the turkey for 3 years now. Every since I smoked the first one.

If you haven't brined one yet, you need to do that. Brining + smoke = perfection.
It took a 48-hour bath in a brine solution that works with my elimination diet. Just about the entire meal was gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Pretty good day all around.

I would smoke it again next year. The Traeger makes it fun with the Bluetooth control on my phone. All part of my wife’s plans not doubt.
 

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It took a 48-hour bath in a brine solution that works with my elimination diet. Just about the entire meal was gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Pretty good day all around.

I would smoke it again next year. The Traeger makes it fun with the Bluetooth control on my phone. All part of my wife’s plans not doubt.
Another nice thing about smoking turkey's, is it isn't that long of a smoke. Sounds like you have it down. Looks great!
 

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Be careful Ladd. I've been responsible for the turkey for 3 years now. Every since I smoked the first one.

If you haven't brined one yet, you need to do that. Brining + smoke = perfection.
You hit the nail in n the head. Brining is key with poultry and pork if you want exceptional results.
 

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That looks awesome Ladd. I think Daniel smoked one too. I need to try this as well.
Jeff, it's definitely one you need to do. It's super easy. In the realm of smoking it doesn't take that long either. I would say the most work you put into it is the brining. Some might cringe on this. But what we do is get a food safe bucket from Lowes (they are white) and brine our turkey in there. We have an extra beer/beverage fridge in the garage. We just make room in there and put the whole bucket in the fridge. Super easy to clean out too.
 

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I switched to “Spatchcock” style last year and love it. Cooks faster. Easier to carve and awesome juicy.


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I switched to “Spatchcock” style last year and love it. Cooks faster. Easier to carve and awesome juicy.


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Looks yummy.
 

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Be careful Ladd. I've been responsible for the turkey for 3 years now. Every since I smoked the first one.

If you haven't brined one yet, you need to do that. Brining + smoke = perfection.
Granny always said dont start doing something unless you plan on doing it for the rest of your life.
Brine that bird, the only way to go
I did pork shoulder because "we" (meaning my wife) are on protest of turkey prices
 

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I never brine my turkey but rather inject it with creole butter. Then dust the outside with Cajun seasoning. The juice just runs out when it’s carved.

I cooked a 15# turkey plus 2 additional bone in breasts and a ham and there wasn’t a single piece left over.


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I never brine my turkey but rather inject it with creole butter. Then dust the outside with Cajun seasoning. The juice just runs out when it’s carved.

I cooked a 15# turkey plus 2 additional bone in breasts and a ham and there wasn’t a single piece left over.


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Yummy
 

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I never brine my turkey but rather inject it with creole butter. Then dust the outside with Cajun seasoning. The juice just runs out when it’s carved.

I cooked a 15# turkey plus 2 additional bone in breasts and a ham and there wasn’t a single piece left over.


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Put a side of crawfish etouffe on the table……and I’ll be a bloodhound on a scent trail…..
 

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I switched to “Spatchcock” style last year and love it. Cooks faster. Easier to carve and awesome juicy.


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Yep! This is on my next to do list. I've been told I need to change it up and do it this way. I just haven't done it yet.
 

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Yep! This is on my next to do list. I've been told I need to change it up and do it this way. I just haven't done it yet.
only takes a couple mins and then half the time to carve when done and ready to serve the HD kitchen shears are key in this process tho

 

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