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Discussion in 'Poultry' started by 911tacoma, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. 911tacoma

    911tacoma Fire Starter

    I have a REC TEC pellet smoker and I plan on smoking 3 10-12 lb turkeys for Thanksgiving. My question is: Do I need to do anything different? and any advice or wisdom will be much appreciated..
  2. iowa josh83

    iowa josh83 Smoke Blower

    Obvious question would be, do you have the physical space? Also, be sure the birds a fully thawed!!!!

    Then I would ask how well the smoker catches up when you place 3 large cold items (Butts, Briskets), can the heat source catch up? Probably not a problem but worth considering.

    I'm looking at smoking 4-5 birds and started a similar thread a couple days ago, here's the link for some additional insight: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/152319/5-turkeys-for-thanksgiving-any-tips-or-tricks

    I like to brine my birds, and I posted my brine recipe in the thread.
  3. 911tacoma

    911tacoma Fire Starter

    Thanks Josh,

    Yes I have the space and the smoker catches up fairly quick, they are fresh birds never frozen and I will brine. Thanks for the link very helpful....
  4. My only comment, I think I would Spatchcock the birds, after brining and injecting some good flavours into the birds..