One thing we do every year, almost as a habit, is smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving. A huge turkey.
I’ve posted about it before, but this year we will make two of them, and I got photos for ya! So here goes:
1. Thaw, trim, and rinse turkey.
2. Pour charcoal into fuel portion of smoker.
3. Set into bottom of smoker.
4. Do whatever you do to light charcoal.
5. Once charcoal is very hot and turning white, add grill, to sterilized it.
6. Once all flame dies down, carefully remove grill and insert empty water pan in place over (not on) charcoals, and replace grill over water pan. Carefully fill with about 1 1/4 gallons of water.
7. Place turkey on grill.
8. Close smoker and go to bed.
9. Do not check progress by opening smoker!
In the morning, you will have a lovely smoked turkey. The meat should be tender and pink like ham. The joints should be loose or separating. The skin should be crackling in places and dark from smoke. Mmm! Look here!
Any questions? Ask in the comments, below, and I’ll be happy to answer quickly!
Edit to add: Our smoker is nearly burned out. 😦 Worst part is that we canNOT find another like it. Smaller ones do not work. Electric too expensive. The company that made our smoker just does not make them anymore. Help! 😉