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Offline blackoctaupus

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New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« on: September 18, 2010, 09:49:00 AM »
I just bought a Bradley smokey, I was wondering if you can cook a whole turkey and how to do it. I did season my smoke yesterday. Today doing ribs and chicken thighs from Iceman rub, Thank you Iceman. What is the temp for the turkey for cooking and how long does it as to be in the smoker. And those rack can They handle the weight of the turkey.
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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 09:59:06 AM »
Turkeys rock in the Bradley.  I have smoked whole and have de-boned and smoked the breasts, which is my favorite way to make turkey.  A turkey over about 10-12 lbs probably will be tight in the smoker whole, may have to take legs and wings off.  Look on the recipe site and pick a brine and follow the smoking directions there.  You really can't go wrong.

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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 10:30:37 AM »
Sure can, here's what I did with mine. Came out great.

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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 10:48:50 AM »
Here is how I did mine  -came out great

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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 02:01:23 PM »
Vent wide open.  That bird is holding a LOT of moisture that needs to escape.  Smoking/cooking temp at least 250.  After the smoke period you could always move it to your house oven to cook at regular turkey roasting temps.  Most folk like to do the turkey in the Bradley from start to finish but after the smoke period, the Bradley is nothing more than an oven.

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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 02:38:02 PM »
Thank you all, I'm planning the turkey for thanksgiving.
Hopefully I will be more experience by then.
Jacques
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 02:39:42 PM by blackoctaupus »

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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 02:45:04 PM »
Thank you all, I'm planning the turkey for thanksgiving.

Do yourself a favor - do a "practice" bird - it will do wonders for your confidence on the big day.

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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 02:48:53 PM »
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Do yourself a favor - do a "practice" bird - it will do wonders for your confidence on the big day.

Thanks a good idea --It will also help you plan the timing.
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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 03:28:10 PM »
I smoked one here last week in my Bradley Brine was cure #1 & water & Salt for three Days then Smoked in a bag hanging from the vent with a bag hook for 13 hours it came out great. temp was 200 in the Bradley
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Re: New to this!, How to smoke a whole Turkey and rub or brine
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 05:39:51 PM »
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum...Enjoy!

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