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Smoked Turkey Recipe

Surprise your loved ones at Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 12 hrs
Total Time 1 d 1 hr


  • 1 15lb turkey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Wash and clean the turkey from the inside out, once it is fresh.
  • Remove the neck, gizzard and other organs.
  • Add salt to the turkey and spread it all over the carcass. Then rinse with plenty of cold water and brine it for 12 hours.
  • Once the brine time has passed, add the wood chips to the smoker’s deposit.
  • Then mix the other seasonings and pour them to the turkey.
  • Before adding the spice mixture, preheat the smoker to 225°F.
  • Season the cavity as well as the outer body of the turkey.
  • After the seasoning process is complete, pour apple cider into the bottom of the smoker and move the bird to the electric smoker.
  • For each lb, smoke for 40 minutes. In this case, being a 15lb turkey, we will let it smoke for 12 hours. The final temperature the smoker should reach is 165° F.
  • After that, remove the turkey. Make sure it has a brown crust, very pigmented and shiny.
  • Serve with smoked sweet potatoes or other garnish of your choice.