Thanksgiving The Americana Way!

Americana Grills is celebrating Thanksgiving with turkey, dressing, and all the fixings. We at Americana Grills a tradition of smoking our turkeys. Once you try a smoked turkey with an Americana Smoker with think you will too!

Thanksgiving The Americana Grills Way

Benefits Of Smoking Turkey:

No thanksgiving is complete without the signature centerpiece of a well cooked turkey. Before you decide to roast your poultry this year, consider smoking the turkey. Traditionally, a well-seasoned roasted turkey is the standard for thanksgiving, an Americana Smoker offers a delicious alternative.

Smoked turkey cooks longer at a lower temperatures between 185 to 225 degrees and can take up to 8 hours to smoke a whole turkey. Brining is also an important part of smoking the process. Brining allows the turkey to stay moist and not dry out throughout the longer cooking times.

The major difference between roasting and smoking a turkey is the smoking process produces a more flavorful and tender. The use of smoke and longer cooking process make all the difference.   The perfectly smoked turkey will have a nice pink hue just under the skin and a blackened skin on the outside.

Fear not the classic side dishes that are dearly loved by all generations still pair perfectly with your smoked turkey. Give your family and friends a delicious surprise for the centerpiece this year with a smoked turkey that will have everyone fighting over who gets the smoked turkey legs.

Now that you’ve decided to smoke your turkey you need the right smoker! The Americana 4-in-1 Dual Fuel smoker and grill will ensured a perfectly cooked bird. This multi-functional smoker doubles as an electric or charcoal Lock ‘N Go grill. The interlocking hood and bowl can go with you to the campsite or the tailgate party. A 5.5 quart water pan ensures that your smoked meat is tender and juicy. A built-in temperature gauge allows you to monitor the temperature. Check on the water or add wood chips with the sliding access doors. Plug this smoker into standard electrical outlets. Smoke tender and flavorful food to perfection in your own backyard with this versatile and easy-to-use smoker. 

 Let Americana show you the difference our smokers make when preparing a turkey.

Featured Smoked Turkey Recipe:

Smoked Turkey


1 recipe turkey brine optional, if you choose to brine your turkey, you can skip the chicken broth basting

12 lb whole turkey giblets and neck removed

1/2 cup BBQ rub

1 onion quartered

1 lemon quartered

4 sprigs fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary or parsley

3 cups chicken broth

fresh herbs for garnish

cooking spray


Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees F. Load the smoker with apple wood.

Coat a large disposable aluminum pan with cooking spray. Place the turkey in the pan and tuck the wings under the body.

Stuff the cavity of the turkey with the onion, lemon and herbs, then use kitchen twine to tie the legs together.

Sprinkle the BBQ rub all over the surface of the turkey.

Place the turkey in the smoker. Cook for 6-7 hours, basting with chicken broth every 30-45 minutes, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F.  Refill the wood chips as needed.

If the turkey starts to get too dark, cover it with foil.

Let the turkey rest for 10-15 minutes then transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with herbs if desired, then serve.

The Smoker:

Americana Charcoal 2-In-1 Combo Water Smoker’s chimney-like design with a loose-fitting, vented lid and tight-fitting doors creates a constant flow of new smoke for maximum flavor. Slow cooking feature allows for maximum flavor and moisture, perfecting a juicy and tender product with less effort. Don’t forget that with its interlocking hood and base, this smoker can be converted into a Lock ‘N Go portable Charcoal Grill.

Americana Charcoal 2-In-1 Combo Water Smoker

Americana Grills Thanksgiving Giveaway!!!

Americana Grills wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving – Americana Grills is celebrating Thanksgiving by giving away an Americana Charcoal Water Smoker!

This is a special season Thanksgiving . However, you celebrate, make Americana Smokers part of your Thanksgiving tradition. 

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