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Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey

Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey

Category Dinner Thanksgiving Poultry Holiday Season
Servings 10
Prep Time 24 hours
Cook Time 8 hours

Here is a simple and delicious turkey recipe that delivers a perfectly brined and smoked bird for your next Thanksgiving feast.

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  • 16-18 lb Turkey (Preferably fresh)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 each - Whole apple, pears, and oranges


  1. Rinse the turkey inside and outside with cold water and dry the turkey with a paper towel. Prepare as directed in your Turkey Bucket Kit instructions, and brine as instructed.
  1. Once brining is complete, heat your Pit Boss Grill to 225°F.
  1. Coat the turkey skin with olive oil, and make sure to get underneath the bird. Shake in a little extra Pit Boss Chicken & Poultry Rub.
  1. Cut the apples, pears, and citrus into quarters and place inside the turkey cavity.
  1. Use a shallow pan or drip tray and place the turkey onto the pan. The tray will catch the drippings for making gravy once the turkey is finished.
  1. Next place the turkey onto your preheated grill. Place the temperature probe in the thickest portion of the breast, being careful to keep the probe away from any bones.
  1. Cook time at 225°F is 30 minutes per pound, or when the temperature internally reaches 165°F.
  1. At 165°F, remove the turkey from the grill and allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
Recipe Note

This holiday meal can be made with any grill, but we recommend a Pit Boss Wood Pellet Grill to get the job done right.