Plan on smoking the turkey for about 20 minutes per pound a 15 pound turkey will take about 5 hours to smoke. We get a 10 15lb brisket and eat it for over a week.
Turkey will continue to cook once taken off grill to reach a final temperature of 165 in the breast.
How to smoke a turkey on a traeger grill. Pro tip 1 smoke 2 small turkeys instead of 1 large one. But be warned if you re feeding a big group. Before we get into how long to smoke a turkey or the type of brine you ll want to use we have to start with how to choose the right turkey for your big day.
The size of turkey you ll need to smoke depends on the number of guests. The general rule of thumb for buying turkey is 1 1 2 lbs. Save this post for how to smoke a turkey on a traeger and 8 pro tips for the best smoked turkey to pinterest.
Check the internal temperature the desired temperature is 175 in the thigh next to the bone and 160 in the breast. Traeger pellet grills llc. Let that bird smoke its way to deliciousness while catching up with relatives and guz zling cold one.
Use your pellet grill this year to free up oven space. Place turkey in tub or plastic garbage bag and place on the bottom shelf in your refrigerator. See our best brined and smoked turkey and elevate thanksgiving this year.
Internal temps and food safety. Ever since we got our traeger smoker we ve been smoking everything who doenst love some smoke flavor. Start your traeger grill with the lid open with setting on smoke.
The golden spicy turkey skin will be worth gettin scrappy over. Free up outside on the traeger to free up oven space. If you are out of traeger bbq rub try.
If you re cooking a smaller turkey you can smoke at a lower temp but as the turkey gets larger you need to increase the temp. Our favorite smoked turkey recipe for thanksgiving dinner. Our favorite smoked turkey for thanksgiving dinner.
Larger turkeys have a tendency to dry out on a smoker since they take so much longer to reach the appropriate temperature. Soak for 6 8 hours. Let that bird smoke its way to deliciousness while catching up with relatives.
Our absolute favorite thing to smoke is beef brisket. 1 1 2 cups salt 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon of garlic salt and 2 tablespoons of black pepper. Place turkey on the grill and smoke for 3 4 hours.
This step by step guide will give you crispy perfect color and the best wood fired flavor achieved by your pellet grill.