Thanksgiving Turkey

by • november 26, 2013 • Low & Slow, Poultry, Rotisserie, SmokeComments (1)1436

Turkey dinner – a nice tradition 

What better way to cook your Turkey than on the grill or smoker?



This here is my way of doing a rotisserie grilled turkey.

You need:

  • 1 turkey
  • 3 cans of beer (33 cl)
  • 1 l water
  • 1,5 dl salt
  • 1,5 dl brown sugar
  • 0,5 dl lemonpeppermix
  • 2 tbs chopped parsilley
  • 1 tbs celery salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or crushed
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 2 lemons
  • Apple smoke chunks/chips
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  • Soak smoke chips (optional)
  • Mix water, beer, salt and sugar.
  • Heat – make sure everything dissolves, then let cool.
  • Place bird in brine. Make sure whole bird is covered in brine.
  • Leave in fridge for approx 24 h.
  • Mix everything for the rub.
  • Remove bird from brine, rinse and dry pat. Rub olive oil all over.
  • Give it a good rub all round.
  • Set grill for indirect heat and approx 125 degr C.
  • Cut lemons in halves and put on rotisserieskewer.
  • Then mount the turkey, thus putting the lemons inside the bird.
  • Add smoke chips on coals.
  • Grill on indirect heat till the turkey has an innertemp of 68 degr C.
  • Let rest , then carve and serve! Enjoy!


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©Björn Johansson

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One Response to Thanksgiving Turkey

  1. Björn skriver:

    Tänkte grilla en kalkon i morgon men är lite osäker på grilltiden. Gissar på 6tim ungefär för en kalkon på 5kg (125gr i grillen)
    Kan det stämma?


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