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Unread 10-27-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default Smoking a turkey for thanksgiving

I've been asked to smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I really can't find a lot of information on doing turkeys. I think I want to brine it, but really don't know much about the process.

Any instructions are appreciated, step by step would be great as far as brine to use (I hear some turkeys get too salty), temp to smoke at, amount of time to smoke, rub to use??, internal breast temp, etc.

I have read to keep the bird aroud 12-14 lbs, but other than that, I really know nothing.

I use an offset Char-griller with lump charcoal and will most likely use apple wood for the smoke. My ribs and briskets turn out great, can't wait to try a turkey.

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