|Turkey (10 to 12 pounds)
10 pound bag of charcoal (none instant light, instant light causes
Charcoal starter fluid (not store brand,cheap fluid can leave a taste)
Hickory chips (soaked in water)
5 gallon bucket, cleaned and scrubbed
Place frozen turkey in bucket, fill with water till covered.
Put about 1/4 cup salt in water, mix good, cover for
Place charcoal in smoker, apply starter fluid, let stand
10 minutes. Start charcoal and let burn till good and
Clean turkey well, remove any giblets. Rub vegetable oil
inside and out. Place turkey on top rack of smoker.
Check water pan often.
Cook until done, about 8 to 10 hours. Check internal
with a meat thermometer.
*Persons on a restricted salt diet, use a different thawing
not leave out the salt. Harmful bacteria can form.