When I smoke butts and ribs I always put 5 or 6 charcoal briquets in my electric smoker to get a good smoke ring. While smoking a turkey do I still use the briquets or not. I have smoked turkey before but I can't remember if I used the briquets. Also do any of you use a small amount of water under the turkey to help with moisture?
Smoking a Turkey in Electric Smoker
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That is your choice. The Briquettes will add a bit of flavor but because turkey does not have a lot of Myoglobin, stuff the makes meat Red, there is not an intensely visible smoke ring. I don't use water in my MES unless I am doing a long cook like a Butt...JJ