New member, been smoking meat for about five years. This is the exact question I came here to ask. Awesome!
I'm getting a free bird from work tomorrow and they say it could be 'up to 18 pounds'. I've smoked smaller birds to great success but I'd hate to ruin this one, I have family over.
I was thinking about making a 'back-up brisket' but I was worried about the higher temperature for the turkey. Is there a problem smoking a modest-sized (let's say 8-9 pounds, I don't have the brisket yet either. It's coming from a firend who's in the wholesale butchering business and that's how big they sell their briskets) brisket at 320+ degrees?
Any advice, including 'don't do it'?