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Turkey FAQ - Answers to your Questions about Cooking Turkey

Quick answers to your questions about turkey, including grilling, smoking and deep frying. Make your next turkey perfect with some basic answers, recipes and ideas.

Can I Stuff a Turkey I am Going to Smoke?
I want to smoke a Turkey, but can I stuff it too?

Will Smoking More Then One Turkey Affect the Cooking Time?
Does smoking more than one turkey at a time affect the total cooking time? Find out how to smoke multiple turkeys at the same time as long as your smoker is big enough to hold them.

How Do I Know When My Turkey Is Done?
The rule is that every ounce of meat in your turkey must reach 165 degrees F. (74 degrees C.). Measure this temperature in the thickest part of the breast. If you don't reach this temperature you run the risk of giving your guests a very good reason not to go to work for several days.

How Much Turkey Should I Buy?
The general rule of thumb is that you need to buy one pound of turkey for each average appetite adult. Once cooked and carved you are going to be presenting your guest with a little under 1/2 pound of turkey. This means a 20 pound turkey should feed twenty average adults.

Can I Brine my Turkey AND use a Rub or Injection Marinade?
You want to get the most out of your Turkey so you start with a good Turkey Brine. Can you now use a Rub or Injection Marinade?

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