OK, I'm going to be smoking a turkey for the family around Christmas, and I just had a crazy idea that I'd like to check out for sanity/safety etc.
I smoke in an ECB, and when I do a turkey, I usually put water in the water pan (duh), but then I put a disposable aluminum foil roasting pan with a bit of water in it on the lower rack to catch the drippings from the turkey, which I use, along with some giblet broth and a couple packs of cheap instant gravy (sorry) to make my gravy.
I just had the idea to make an aluminum roasting pan full of bread/veggie turkey stuffing and put it under the bird, rather than a simple pan with a bit of water. The stuffing will cook over the couple hours the bird is in (8lb bird), pick up some smoke flavor, and get the flavor of the bird and brine that it would if it were inserted in the cavity.
Good idea? Bad idea? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.