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Quick First Turkey Question


Joined Nov 21, 2010
Alright guys, my first bird has been a success so far.  I put my 12# turkey on the smoker this morning around 4:15 (I know, it's done when it's done, it can bite you either way, late or early).  Anyways, I hit 168* in the breasts and 178* in the thighs at about the 4 1/2 hour mark (about 15-20 minutes ago actually).

My question is regarding foiling it.  We are transporting it 30 minutes for carving in the ballpark of 11 am (2 hours from now) for lunch around noon.  I currently have it sitting in a foil pan, and wrapped over the top tightly with foil twice.  And it's in the cooler with some towels.  Is that good enough you think?  Or should I take it out of the foil pan and wrap it by itself in foil like I do my briskets and butts.  Just want to make sure I'm not going to lose too much heat with it being in a foil pan.

Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.


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Joined Oct 18, 2007
I would think you would be fine. I did exactly what you did last weekend and my bird stayed warm a long time and it was below freezing out. 

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