Low and Slow Turkey

This traditional smoked turkey recipe also works well as a Goose Recipes for holiday cookin’! This recipe is medium in difficulty.

Methods of Cooking this Recipe

Low & Slow smoker cooker recipes

Before starting this recipe plan to brine your turkey and select a rub. Here are links to a turkey brine recipe and an easy turkey rub for a traditional Thanksgiving!

Lang BBQ Smoker Set-Up

  • Disposable aluminum pan
  • Hard Wood
  • Fruit Wood of choice
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Low and Slow Turkey
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Low & Slow Smoked Turkey - Smoke your turkey at the low temperature of 225 degrees F for approximately 6-8 hours for a 22 pound turkey.
Serves: 12
  • 1 (22-pound) turkey
  • Olive Oil
  • Aluminum foil
  • Hickory wood for your smoker/cooker (or equivalent)
  1. Prepare your smoker cooker and heat to 225 degrees
  2. Remove turkey from the brine and pat dry with paper towels (this is an important step, don’t skip it).
  3. Rub the turkey with olive oil
  4. Massage the RUB mix onto and into the turkey
  5. Take the turkey and place on the grill
  6. Insert a probe thermometer in the thigh to keep a check on the temperature as it cooks.
  7. Close the lid, venting properly.
  8. The temperature should remain constant at 225 degrees F. Add wood when needed to maintain the temp for even cooking.
  9. After 1 hour, check the turkey, if the skin is golden brown cover with foil.
  10. Continue cooking for 4 to 6 more hours or until a probe thermometer reaches 160 degrees F.
  11. Remove from the smoker and let rest 20 minutes before you carve.

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