Smoking your own turkey may seem like a lot of work. However, if you follow the proper steps its quite simple and the results can be delicious! This guide provides step by step instructions on how to smoke your own turkey. Enjoy!
Preparing The Turkey
The night before you plan on smoking your turkey, wash it inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels.
After washing, save the neck and giblets for making gravy or you may discard them.
Season the turkey inside and out with the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic granules. Next, lightly brush the outside of the turkey with olive oil and refrigerate.
- In cold weather add 2 to 3 hours to the cooking time.
- Carve immediately before serving.
- Aromatic herbs may be added to the water pan to further enhance the turkeys flavor.
- Never grill or use a smoker indoors.