Perfect Smoked Turkey
The Domestic Man
The Domestic Man
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Ingredients

  • 12-15 lb turkey
  • 1 whole un
  • 10-15 lbs
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 large handful
  • 2-3 wood chunks
  • rind of
  • 1 lemon or
  • 1 small bunch
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp melted ghee
  • 1 tsp each
  • 175 degrees
  • 165 degrees
  • 1 quart water into your largest stockpot, add the kosher salt and honey. Heat the stockpot on high heat and stir everything together with a wooden spoon until the salt and honey are dissolved. Remove from heat, pour in a bunch of ice and stir everything around until the ice melts and the water turns cold, or at least room temperature. Add the turkey to the stockpot and fill with cold water until the turkey is fully submerged in the brine. Cover the stockpot and put it in the fridge (or a cold basement, between 32-40 degrees) overnight, up to 12 hours
  • 30 minutes If you have room in the fridge for the baking sheet and turkey, great, otherwise you can leave it out at room temperature
  • 160 F and the thighs to register
  • 5 degrees
  • 10-15 minutes
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of rice flour

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