I have cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, for a decade, for family and clients who are staying in my small RV park and bungalows. Plus another 20 years in Illinois before I moved to Mexico. I can humbly say I do a pretty good bird.
The past 10 years I have used a 3 burner gas grill to cook up to two turkeys, depending on the amount of people on site. This year it looks like a turkey and either a ham or a pork loin is the menu.
I want to use my new MES30 to light smoke the turkey but I am a bit scared because of timing. We usually have drinks and appetizers around 2 PM and sit down around 3 PM for the meal. Will I have enough time to do this if I get the bird in the Smoker by 7 AM?
Should I give it a light smoke for 2 or 3 hours and move it over to the gas grill to finish it off?