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Smoked Whole Turkey

  • 1 Fresh Whole turkey or turkey breast minimally process
  • 8 tablespoons Capitol BBQ Cayenne Craze gourmet seasoning
  •  2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped Granny Smith apples
  • 4 cups apple juice optional for baste spray


Select a 12-14 pound fresh whole turkey or large breast that is all natural or minimally processed., Make the Capitol BBQ Basic Poultry Brine and follow the instructions and suggested brine times for your whole turkey or turkey breast., For whole turkey, add chopped carrots, celery, onions, and apples to fill cavity., Apply the Capitol BBQ gourmet seasoning under the skin and cook at 225 degrees F for approximately 8 hours or until the breast meat is at 170 degrees F.  Estimate cooking cooking time at 35 minutes per pound., Remove from heat and cover loosely with tin foil on a clean surface to allow the meat to rest and the juices to be reabsorbed into the meat for 15 minutes., Slice the smoked turkey and serve with your favorite side dishes.

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