Ultimate Smoked Turkey

For gift giving or just pleasing your family, nothing beats a smoked turkey (executives call it the “ultimate gift”).  The Super Smoking Sauce adds a super flavor.

1 -  8 to 10 lb. turkey
1 medium onion
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup white wine
1 recipe of Super Smoking Sauce (see index for recipe)

Rinse turkey, pat dry and rub liberally with oil.  Place onion, bay leaves and wine in water pan with hot water.  Place water pan in smoker and turkey on smoker grid.  Place dome on smoker and do not remove until midway through cooking time.  Then remove dome and liberally paint turkey with Super Smoking Sauce.  Replace dome and continue smoking.  When turkey is done liberally paint again and allow to smoke for 15 minutes more.

Charcoal:  Use 10 pounds charcoal, 5 quarts hot water, 3 wood sticks and smoke 4 – 6 hours.

Electric:  Use 4 quarts hot water, 3 wood sticks and smoke 4 – 6 hours.

Serves 8 – 10