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I'm about to put my 11 pound turkey in my electric smoker.  Where should I put it?  On the bottom, right above the water, or higher? 

Any help is welcome

Thanks!

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Are you smoking anything else in it?  You always want to put poultry on the bottom so no juices drip onto other meats you're cooking a/c cross contamination.  If by itself, put it on top where your highest heat is to get it through 40° to 140° in 4 hours if it is uncured.

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Thanks Pops.  I'm not cooking anything else so I should raise the bird?  I have a masterbuilt electric 30.  It's on the bottom now, but I can raise it if you feel that is a better idea.  This is my first bird...hope to have some nice pictures later.

Thanks

Linda

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