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Smoke Roasted Turkey

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Ingredients
  Water 1 Gallon
  Kosher salt 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Granulated sugar substitute 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh turkey 14 Pound (1 Whole, Preferably Free Range, Giblets Removed)
  Pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onions 2 , quartered but left unpeeled
  Fresh thyme 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Garlic 10 Clove (50 gm), unpeeled
Directions

1. Mix water, salt, and sugar substitute in a large container. If this container is large enough to hold the turkey and will fit in your refrigerator, add turkey and refrigerate. Otherwise, put turkey in a large plastic bag and pour in brine. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no longer than 48 hours.
2. Prepare a gas grill for indirect heat or build a fire on one side of a charcoal grill.
3. Remove turkey from brine. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Season turkey cavity with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and outside with 1 teaspoon pepper. Stuff onions, thyme, and garlic in cavity; set turkey on grill away from direct heat. Cover and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted between breast and thigh registers 165° to 170°F, 2 1/2 to 3 hours, turning 180 degrees every hour to promote even cooking. If you are using a charcoal grill you will need to add 5 to 6 briquettes every hour. Transfer turkey to a platter and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
30

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