So, I'm smoking the turkey today. I have a good 13+ lb turkey in there, and I was told to expect about 30 mins/lb at 225*.
Expecting a solid 6+ hours to smoke this thing, I threw it in around 10:30, hoping it would be ready to rest and be carved around 5.
Well, 2 hours into smoking and it's already at 122*. I re-adjusted the thermometer, as well as tried a second one, but the temp is pretty much spot-on. I think my turkey is going to be done a good 2 hours before I was planning on it :( I'm thinking the brine may not have been factored into that 30 min/lb cook time I was reading. My mistake.
How can I hold/preserve the turkey until it's ready to be carved? I'd really like to avoid throwing it in the fridge and reheating it if at all possible.