Juicy Pellet Smoked Turkey Recipe

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Delicious, juicy Pellet Smoked Turkey is perfect to serve on any occasion. If you haven’t got the chance to try it, now is the time to try it out. With a pellet smoker, this whole recipe is going to be very easy for you without requiring any fancy equipment.

Here’s how to cook the perfect pellet smoked turkey but first keep in mind:

  • Don’t truss turkey
  • Don’t use a roasting pan
  • Avoid stuffing turkey
  • Get the best wood pellets
  • Never forget to brine


  • 1 Turkey
  • 4 Quart Water
  • 1 cup kosher salt


For Brine:

  1. Mix 1 cup of salt in 4 quarts of water until salt dissolves.
  2. Remove giblets from turkey cavity
  3. Submerge turkey in brine container
  4. Leave in refrigerator overnight or in brine for 1 hour

For Turkey:

  • Start pellet grill with wood pellets
  • Remove turkey from brine and remove excessive solution with paper towel
  • Place turkey in grill grates at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours and raise heat up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Measure the internal temperature of meat by using a meat thermometer.
  • Cook until temperature of breast meat reaches up to 165 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Remove cooked turkey from smoker and place it on chopping block for 15 minutes keeping it inside of foil so juice will settle in meat.

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