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Anyone smoke turkeys a day in advance?

delarosa74868

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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. 
 

travcoman45

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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°.
 

nozzleman

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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.
 

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