Apple Smoked Turkey

Turkey is not only for Thanksgiving and after trying this recipe you will understand why turkey should be a year round food! This 12lb turkey is brined over night then air air dried in the refrigerator for several hours. Once dry the turkey is cooked using apple wood at 325 degrees on the Backyard cooker for about 3 hours or until internal temperatures reach 180 degrees in the thigh. Turkey is a very lean bird and the brining process ensures that the turkey will not dry out while cooking and when served will be one of the most juicy turkeys you have ever tried. Below is the brine recipes I used. The original version of this brine can be found