I am doing my first turkey tomorrow. I have done at least a million chickens but I have some questions about a turkey. Help me please...
I do not know the weight of the turkey! The wife threw the tag away that had the weight on it but I am guessing 10-12 pounds.
1. What temp should I smoke it at? I have seen a lot of people say 275-325. Is that normal or should I do it at a lower temp. I generally do my chickens around 200 or 225.
2. I need a rough estimate on how long it will take to cook at the best temp. I am thinking if I do it at 225 it will take at least 10-12 hrs. I need to know so I will know what time to put it in the smoker to have it done a little before dinner.
3. Does a brine slow cooking time or speed it up?
4. Do you like a brine or injection best? Or both?
I am about to brine it now so I am just curious....I have read a bunch of different ways of doing it and I am just looking for the right path from the experts here..
Thanks guys, I will post pics as I go along with the process...