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Trying my first thanksgiving turkey smoke and have a couple questions....I have read through the forums and seem pretty clear on most everything but want final confirmation.


I have a 18.5" WSM that I will be using with some apple, cherry and hickory for smoke.  I have my bird in the slaughterhouse brine and it is a 12lb bird.  We will be taking it to my in-laws for dinner after I smoke it at home, so I will need to either finish and make the 30 minute drive and eat immediately or smoke and foil.  If I foil and towel the bird, can I throw it in the oven to crisp the skin?  If so, at what temp for how long?

 

I plan to run the smoker around 300-325 to get the bird done in about 4-5 hours.  Should I cook it to 170 in the thigh for a juicy bird?

 

Also, I plan to inject and rub before throwing in the smoker with creole butter inject and creole rub.

 

Does my plan sound good?  Any input will be appreciated and I will take some pics for QView!

 

Thanks in advance

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Trying my first thanksgiving turkey smoke and have a couple questions....I have read through the forums and seem pretty clear on most everything but want final confirmation.


I have a 18.5" WSM that I will be using with some apple, cherry and hickory for smoke.  I have my bird in the slaughterhouse brine and it is a 12lb bird.  We will be taking it to my in-laws for dinner after I smoke it at home, so I will need to either finish and make the 30 minute drive and eat immediately or smoke and foil.  If I foil and towel the bird, can I throw it in the oven to crisp the skin?  If so, at what temp for how long? 400º for about 20 -30 mins should help crisp the skin

 

I plan to run the smoker around 300-325 to get the bird done in about 4-5 hours.  Should I cook it to 170 in the thigh for a juicy bird?   175º in the thigh and 165º in the breast

 

Also, I plan to inject and rub before throwing in the smoker with creole butter inject and creole rub.

 

Does my plan sound good?  Any input will be appreciated and I will take some pics for QView!

 

Thanks in advance

  Sounds like a good plan to me

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Thanks fellas. Firing up the smoker now and should have it on soon

 

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Don't forget the camera! 

 

Good luck!

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