Barbecue Smoked Turkey


Truthfully, I am not usually a big fan of turkey, but this is the best turkey I’ve ever had. The smoke is not overpowering, but cooking it like this really makes the turkey come out delicious and moist. The juices were pouring out when I took the temperature with the thermapen. We would probably not make this rub for a Thanksgiving turkey, but we would use it again for barbecue turkey or chicken.

Notes from the grill master.

Rub is slightly adapted from the rub listed in this forum post.



  1. Rinse the turkey inside and out, remove the giblets, and pat the turkey completely dry with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all the seasonings together.
  3. Rub the turkey all over with the vegetable oil, then rub in the seasoning.
  4. Smoke the turkey. (This is the easy part, Ryan just goes outside for a minute, and then 4 hours later it’s magically done!)