Frequently Asked Questions

How should I heat up my Smoked, Fully-Cooked Turkey, Turkey Breasts, Whole Chickens, or Rock Cornish Game Hens?

We recommend using a Cooking Bag, add 1 cup water, and heat in oven at 250 degrees:

8 lbs – 2 hours
10 lbs – 2 ½ hours
12 lbs – 3 hours
14 lbs – 3 ½ hours
16 lbs – 4 hours

It’s so easy that your family and guests will think you are a master chef!

Remember, the vacuum bag it is packaged in is NOT a cooking bag.

How should I heat up my Smoked, Fully-Cooked Ham?
We recommend heating it in a 250 degree oven in a cooking bag with 1 cup of water added.
-Boneless (around 8-9 lbs): 2 – 2 1/2 hours
-Bone in (around 15-16 lbs): 3 – 3 1/2 hours.

Remember, the vacuum bag it is packaged in is NOT a cooking bag.

How should keep my Smoked, Fully-Cooked Turkey?
  -If you aren’t going to eat it for 3 weeks, freeze it.
-Thaw it out in the refrigerator (if whole) 3-4 days before you plan to eat it.
-If desired, you can de-bone it, and put the boneless meat in zip-lock bags before freezing.
That way, you can put it in smaller packages to thaw them out in the fridge overnight.

Do you use natural or artificial smoke to flavor your meats?

-All of our smoked items are naturally smoked in our stainless steel smokehouses with select hardwoods, we never use artificial smoke products!

How long will my smoked turkey last in the refrigerator if  it is vacuum packed?

-As long as the vacuum bag isn’t punctured and no air gets in, it will easily last 3 weeks in the refrigerator, and it will last a long time in the freezer as well, just thaw it out for 3-4 days in the refrigerator before warming it up.

Can you vacuum package a customer’s smoked turkey that you made?  How much does that cost?

-Yes we can.  It is $2.00 per turkey to vacuum package them for you.