The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke

DOUBLE WHISKEY SMOKED TURKEY

  Date: November 26, 2015
  Favorite: Poultry
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This summer when I saw this recipe from Stephen Raichlen’s Project Smoke TV series I knew it was to be my 2015 Thanksgiving Turkey. My reward for doing it was the best turkey I have cooked to date, But getting there was a bit of an adventure. The version they made on the website differed in 3 major ways from the recipe on the website for that same bird. If I had gone from the recipe on the website alone there would have been serious problems. I feel a little mini-rant in a blog entry coming on. The prep was very simple and straightforward. A simple brine, a simple injection with butter and a simple smoke at 250 degrees-at least going by the TV version. This bird had excellent flavor. It was also very tender and juicy, part of which was due to the recipe, part from using an all-natural bird and also cooking it on the Egg. The website version has you raise the smoker temp 100 degrees or so at the end to crisp up the skin. I went with the TV version because no one in my family its the skin and the single temperature smoke was simpler to do on a busy day. This was an excellent bird, but do not make it without review the TV AND website version of the recipe.
Recipe Source:
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Man Made Meals
Stephen Raichlen’s Project Smoke: Thanksgiving Comes Early - Episode 109

Here s a link to a YouTube Video for the recipe: WHISKEY SMOKED TURKEY

Here is a link to the recipe on the Project Smoke website. Use this for the ingredients list:
DOUBLE WHISKEY SMOKED TURKEY

NOTE:
If you plan to make this recipe review both sources. There are at least 3 major discrepancies between the two recipes. (Website version omits injection step, 2 different brine perp methods, 2 different cooking methods)
Grill:
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Big Green Egg

Smoked Roasted:

Using the Big Green Egg Kamado Cooker
Gear:
  • Cambro 4.5 QT Brining Tub
  • CGS-Adjustable Rig
  • CGS-Oval Pizza Stone
  • CGS AR Sliding Oval Grid
  • Kenmore Cast Iron Roast Pan
  • Kenmore S-S Roast Rack
  • BGE Silicon Basting Brush
  • BBG-Cyber Q WiFi Pit Controller
  • Thermapen Super-Fast Thermometer
  • Cherry Wood Chips
  • Ranch-T Lump Charcoal