Thanks so much for taking the time to document how to properly smoke a turkey. I appreciate the tip on making sure the dark meat has reached 180 F.
All the darn turkeys I could find this year were self/basting/injected birds. I wound up getting Kroger brand 15.5 lb bird that said it was seasoned in an 8% solution. After I defrosted the bird and removed the wrapper a ton of water drained out so I wonder how big this bird really was. Does the 8% solution refer to % of salt or weight? I think it is a real rip off that they inject the birds and then charge you the price of turkey for water. I didn't like all the needle holes left in the breast either.
Does anyone have any advice on finding non-injected birds?
Old Country Ranch Hand