I've been asked to cook the Thanksgiving turkeys this year and I've never actually smoked a turkey before so I'm a little nervous and want to get some advice from you guys. I'm already planning to brine them the day before but could really use some help on the following.
- Do you guys have any suggestions for a rub?
- Should I stuff it with onions, apples and celery?
- I've been doing a lot of research and it looks like some people cook around 225 and the turkeys are done in 4 to 5 hours but I've also seen some people cooking at 325 and the turkeys are done closer to 3 hours. Anyone have any advice on which one would be better?
I've cooked a lot of briskets, chickens and ribs and am very comfortable with my pit and the temps it cooks at but like I said, I've never cooked a turkey and I don't want to screw this up since we're going to have 40 people eating it. Thanks in advance for the tips, suggestions and help and can't wait to see what everyone says.