Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey Recipe with our Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker
This is a post for the foodies. For the second year in a row, my husband made a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving.
A couple of years ago, I bought the Weber 18 in. Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker for my husband. It’s the perfect size for smoking meats for our family four as well as the 18 pound turkey we had for Thanksgiving.
About Our Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker
Here are the specs:
The Weber 18 in. Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker features a generous 481 sq. in. of cooking space across two plated-steel grill grates, enough room to smoke several slabs of ribs and a whole roast concurrently. This charcoal smoker has a built-in lid thermometer with a smoke-zone sweet-spot identifier between 200 and 275°F that makes it easy to monitor heat and regulate accordingly with air dampers and briquette adjustments. To keep foods moist and flavorful, a porcelain-enameled water pan is included for high-humidity slow-cooks that produce juicy, tender, professional-grade results every time.
Smoked Cajun Turkey Recipe
This is the recipe for smoked turkey that my husband has made for Thanksgiving the past two years.
Seasoned with a spicy rub made with cayenne and smoked paprika, this Smoked Cajun Turkey needs at least 24 hours of brining. So, plan ahead. The recipe uses apple food for a wood-fired flavor, great for Thanksgiving, other holidays, or just a year-round treat.
It’s juicy and delicious!
Rachel Belkin is an Austin, Texas blogger, entrepreneur, speaker, freelance writer, and educator. After selling her lifestyle blog for six figures in 2021, she teaches business, blogging, and influencer marketing strategies that helped her build her business on part-time hours. Bylines include MSN, HuffPost, Medium, NewsBreak, and Hometalk. She has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, CBS Austin, and other news and media outlets.