Sue Bee Honey Smoked Turkey
  1. 12 oz. Sue BeeĀ® Honey
  2. 12 lb. whole turkey
  3. 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  4. 2 Tablespoons ground black pepper
  5. 2 Tablespoons celery salt
  6. 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  7. 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  8. 1/2 lb. mesquite wood chips
  1. Preheat grill for high heat. For a charcoal grill, use about twice the usual amount of charcoal.
  2. Soak wood chips in a pan of water and set next to the grill.
  3. Remove neck and giblets from turkey.
  4. Rinse the bird and pat dry.
  5. Place in a large roasting pan.
  6. Mix spices and oil in a medium bowl and pour mixture evenly over the turkey.
  7. Turn the turkey breast side down in the pan, and tent loosely with aluminum foil.
  8. Place the roasting pan on the preheated grill.
  9. Throw a handful of the wood chips onto the coals.
  10. Close lid and cook for 1 hour, then add 2 more handfuls of soaked wood chips on the fire.
  11. Drizzle 1/2 the Sue Bee Honey over the bird, and replace the foil.
  12. Close the lid of the grill, and continue cooking 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 F in the thickest part of the thigh.
  13. Uncover turkey and carefully turn it breast side up in the roasting pan.
  14. Baste with remaining honey.
  15. Leave the turkey uncovered, and cook 15 minutes.
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