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cold smokeing a turkey

post #1 of 6
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Hey All,

I'm starting to think about smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving and I need some info. Yes, I'm already reading up on cooking and smoking...but need a little extra help.

Well I have a Smokin it#1 model and love it. I'm a little scared to smoke and cook the turkey in it....as to why I have a few questions.

I'd just like to cold smoke the turkey and finish it in the oven. Should I do it all in the Smokin it? I'm not concerned with my little smoker, I'm just use to cooking a turkey in the oven.

So, if I cold smoke it:
1. Leave the skin on it? Cut pieces of skin off for smoke saturation?
2. How long do I cold smoke it...175°f for...how long...just for smoke?
3. If I brine the bird...would you smoke it in addition?

Any tips and tricks for me will be appreciated. Cold smoked...oven finished.

Thanks!!
post #2 of 6

Well you didn't say what size bird you will be cooking.

Remember the 4 hour rule. in for hours the bird has to get from 40° to 140° to be safe.

So I say forget about the cold smoke idea.

Set your smoker up to hot smoke. After a few hours if you want to move it to the oven to finish that is fime.

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 6
175°F isn't cold smoking.
If you do intend to smoke at cool to warm temperatures, you need to use cure that contains nitrite.



~Martin
post #4 of 6

^^^^^ especially with Poultry ^^^^^

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by DiggingDogFarm View Post

175°F isn't cold smoking.
If you do intend to smoke at cool to warm temperatures, you need to use cure that contains nitrite.



~Martin

 

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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post

^^^^^ especially with Poultry ^^^^^

 

Yup - What they said!  2thumbs.gif

post #6 of 6

I agree with the guys above. 175° is cooking not cold smoking. If you just want a smoked turkey and your smoker will reach 275°- 300° or above go ahead and cook and finish it in the smoker at the higher temps, forget the 175°.  You can add as much smoke as desired.  There are so many different ways of cooking a turkey you can make it as simple or complex as you want.

 

Tom

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