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Anyone smoke turkeys a day in advance?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by delarosa74868, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Im smoking some ABT's and fatties for our family christmas eve party.  I was thinking of smoking my turkeys at the same time for the christmas dinner the next day.  I was wondering if anyone does this, im afraid of them being dry after reheating. 
  2. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Use a good brine, undercook a tad.

    Reheat in the oven with a pan a water in the bottom.  Now, bout the only problem I have had doin it be the skin may split.  But otherwise their fine.  Take yer internal ta 160° an pull em, they will coast another 5°.
  3. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

    I have done it early 3 times now and it turned out good each time, not 1 of them was dry. Follow the hillbilly's advice you will be fine.