First time smoking a turkey and the wife was fretting over the gravy. We've deep fried the last two years and did not have real gravy.
I bought a second rack for the UDS and placed a pan on it. Placed the turkey on the top rack. In the pan, I threw in the following:
- turkey neck
- turkey back (from spatchcocking)
- 2 cups of boiling water with sugar and salt (this was to prevent the drippings from burning before they had a chance to collect)
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
- half an onion cut up into chunks
- 1 apple sliced up
I tell you what...this was the most amazing turkey gravy I've ever had.