Remove the giblets and neck from the turkey. Pat the turkey dry and place it in a pan that will fit in the slow cooker.
Stuff the cavity with the onion, carrots, parsley, sage and garlic.
Lay the strips of bacon over the outside of the turkey breast.
Load the smoker with hickory chips or pellets. Any fruit flavored wood such as cherry or apple would be good also.
Prepare the smoker and heat to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the turkey in the smoked and baste every 1-2 hours with turkey juices from the pan.
Close the grill lid and allow the turkey to cook for 30 minutes per pound. Use a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (making sure it is not touching bone) to read the internal temperature. The turkey is done when the temperature reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. We like our turkey closer to 170-175º Fahrenheit.
Remove the turkey from the smoker and allow it to sit, still covered with foil, for 10 minutes before slicing.