I have not ever done a turkey, at least I don't ever remember doing one. So I decided to do a smoked turkey ... 2 turkeys ... But i didn't want to have to stand over the the darn thing while cooking. This is what I done.
- Thawed out the self-basting turkey from Walmart; $0.74/lb
- Started the grill with about 16 pieces of charcoal and 2 pieces of pecan wood; about 4:00 pm Wednesday. I set up the grill for smoking; charcoal & heat to one end.
- Put both turkeys on the grill at 5:30pm and laid the wood on the coals.
- Rotated the turkeys a couple of times; then removed from the smoker/grill about 8:30 pm. The charcoals held the temp right at 200 deg and was starting to fall about at 8:30 pm.
- Put both turkeys in the electric roaster and basted; set the roaster at 200 deg.
- Went to bed!
The next morning, I started to basting the turkeys every hour. About 9:00 am I turn the temp down to 150 deg. I found that at 150 deg there was alot of condensation on the lid. These results in a self basting situation with the liquid dripping on the turkeys.
My basting liquid was: 3/4 cup of dark cane syrup, 3/4 cup of honey, 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup of apple juice, black pepper, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning. I use a less than half of this; I started basing with the drippings.
This was easy! ... pictures ...
Note in first picture, one turkey missing. ... We ate it for Thanksgiving Dinner/Lunch at the wife's Grandson's house, and I got plenty of compliments.
This is a darn good way of doing turkey for a large group without having alot of work.
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