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Holiday Barbecue Recipes & Resources For Turkey, Ham, Standing Rib Roast, Brining & More

About The Time/Temp Tables In Cooking TopicsHere's a list of all the recipes and resources found here on TVWB to help you prepare the perfect holiday barbecued turkey, ham or standing rib roast. You'll also find information for selecting and preparing these meats, how to brine a turkey and how brining works, videos on how to carve a turkey and how to tie a roast, and much more.

We've also got a transcript of the November 2013 tweetup with TVWB and Weber's grill master and blogger Kevin Kolman for tips on smoking a turkey in the Weber Bullet.

Please Note: All of these cooking topics assume the use of the 18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, not the 14.5" or 22.5" WSM.
Turkey Recipes

Whole Turkey - Self-Basting

Whole Turkey - Self-Basting
A 12-14 pound Butterball turkey seasoned with your favorite homemade or store-bought rub and cooked at high temperature.

Whole Turkey - Basic Brine

Whole Turkey - Basic Brine
Create moist, flavorful turkey through the miracle of brining, followed by high-temperature roasting in the WSM.

Whole Turkey - Brined Butterball Self-Basting

Whole Turkey - Brined Butterball Self-Basting
Yes, you CAN brine a Butterball self-basting turkey. This article shows how to barbecue one in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Whole Turkey - Apple Brine

Whole Turkey - Apple Brine
Smoking an apple juice brined whole turkey in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. Our most popular barbecued turkey recipe ever!

Whole Turkey - Honey Brine

Whole Turkey - Honey Brine
For the holidays, honey-brined whole turkey smoked to perfection on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Whole Turkey - Salted

Whole Turkey - Salted
Salted whole turkey smoked to perfection in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Butterflied Turkey - Salted

Butterflied Turkey - Salted
A butterflied whole turkey, salted overnight and smoked to perfection in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Turkey Breast - Bone-in

Turkey Breast - Bone-in
Smoking a whole, bone-in turkey breast on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Turkey Breast - Boneless & Skinless

Turkey Breast - Boneless & Skinless
Boneless, skinless turkey breast smoked to perfection on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Turkey Selection & Preparation

Turkey Selection & Preparation
Everything you need to know to select and prepare turkey for barbecuing on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. Learn about turkey terminology, quantity to buy, food safety, preparation, cooking temps, carving, and more.

All About Brining

All About Brining
A simple solution of salt, water, and other seasonings adds flavor and improves the moisture content of lean meats.

Video: Turkey Carving Demo

Video: Turkey Carving Demo
How to quickly carve a turkey by removing the breast in a single piece and then slicing across the grain.

Transcript: Turkey Chat With TVWB & Weber's Kevin Kolman - November 2013

Transcript: Turkey Chat With TVWB & Weber's Kevin Kolman - November 2013
Transcript of a November 2013 smoked turkey tweetup featuring TVWB and Weber's Kevin Kolman, sponsored by Weber Grills. All your questions about barbecuing a holiday turkey in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker are answered!

Countdown To Thanksgiving: 30 Tips For Your Best Thanksgiving Ever

Countdown To Thanksgiving: 30 Tips For Your Best Thanksgiving Ever
A daily countdown of thirty Thanksgiving tips to help you achieve your best Thanksgiving celebration ever.

Ham Recipes

Whole Ham - Mustard & Whiskey Glazed

Whole Ham - Mustard & Whiskey Glazed
Smoking a whole, partially cooked ham with a mustard and whiskey glaze on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Spiral-Sliced Ham

Spiral-Sliced Ham
Smoking a spiral-sliced ham on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Half Ham - Apricot & Mustard Glazed

Half Ham - Apricot & Mustard Glazed
Smoking a half ham with apricot and whole-grain mustard glaze in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Ham Selection & Preparation

Ham Selection & Preparation
Learn about the various types of ham and terminology such as shank end, water added, and ready to cook.

Standing Rib Roast Recipes

Prime Rib - Herb Crusted

Prime Rib - Herb Crusted
USDA Prime beef coated with a garlicky herb paste, roasted to perfection at high temperature in the WSM.

Standing Rib Roast - Montreal Rub

Standing Rib Roast - Montreal Rub
Beef rib roast seasoned with Worcestershire and Montreal Steak Seasoning on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Standing Rib Roast - Dry Aged

Standing Rib Roast - Dry Aged
How to dry age a beef rib roast for smoking on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Standing Rib Roast - Salt & Pepper

Standing Rib Roast - Salt & Pepper
How to cook a whole, 7-bone standing rib roast on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Standing Rib Roast Selection & Preparation

Standing Rib Roast Selection & Preparation
Learn how to select the best cut of rib roast and prep it for barbecuing on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Video: How To Tie A Roast

Video: How To Tie A Roast
Knowing how to tie the right knot is the key to a well-tied standing rib roast.

Beef Tenderloin Recipes

Beef Tenderloin - Salt & Pepper

Beef Tenderloin - Salt & Pepper
Trimming and smoking a whole beef tenderloin with a simple kosher salt and black pepper rub in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Video: Preparing A Whole Beef Tenderloin

Video: Preparing A Whole Beef Tenderloin
A high-speed video showing how to trim and tie a whole beef tenderloin in preparation for barbecuing.

Other Resources

Holiday Gift Guide For Barbecuing & Grilling Enthusiasts

Holiday Gift Guide For Barbecuing & Grilling Enthusiasts
Great holiday gift ideas for the barbecuing and grilling fan in your life...or for "self-gifting"!

Updated: 11/16/2017

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