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.