2nd smoke ever

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by wingrider78, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. wingrider78

    wingrider78 Newbie

    Hello all, I am new here (already been to roll call) and have already cooked one 8lb turkey breast. It turned out great, that was on saturday. The temperature outside really jump in the past couple days, so I thought I would experiment with the new smoker and see what would happen since it was 30* warmer outside today than Saturday....here are the results. 8lb turkey breast (again), over apple wood chunks (again), in my Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoker. This was a bird in solution, so I didn't brine. Put some rub on, and put her in the smoker for a little over 4 hours. It took 6 1/2 hours on Saturday with a temp at 20* outside.

    Bird on the grill with rub on it
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    Smoking (hey is this a proper amount of smoke, should I have more or less???)
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    4 hours later
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    What was left of her when we were done
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    How's that for my 2nd smoke??? All we keep saying is that this has been the best turkey we have ever eaten, and that we would be disappointed going anywhere else for a turkey dinner, if they weren't smoking it.

    This is me protecting my leftovers!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin' pretty good there!! Good Job!!!
     
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    wing........NICE........perfect on the tbs..............
    even when i get poultry in solution........i soak in fresh water to try and remove what they put in.............then brine in my own solution.......just a thought for your next time.........but..........looking good for you........

    here's points

    d88de
     
  4. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks pretty yummy! I've only done one bird so far and it turned out pretty good. The flavor was good, but a slight dry. I'll do better next time.
     
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] . Great Job. Loved the q-view.
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    K5.........try brining the bird next time........REALLY helps with the moisture
     
  7. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yep... need to do that for sure.
     
  8. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great job Wingrider, looks really good. Just for the record, I always brind poultry, it keeps it real juicey.
     
  9. wingrider78

    wingrider78 Newbie

    This was in 15% solution, so I read not to brine, but I do like Walking Dude's idea about a soak in freshwater to get their solution out and put my own in.....even still, it was the juiciest bird we have ever had.

    I think next time I am going to find a bird that isn't in solution and give her a bath that includes some veggies and maybe some apple juice.

    Walking Dude, what can I cash those points in for around here?
     
  10. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks good wing![​IMG]
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    wing.....the bird i had GIVEN to us for turkey day, had that same amount of solution..........so...........sometimes its a bit difficult to find one minimally enhanced...........so if it does........don't be worried.......just do as i suggested..............
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking bird Wingrider! [​IMG]
     
  13. Lookin Good. Looks like it turned out for you. I did 1 of those on Sunday and it was good.
     
  14. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good lookin bird, now what did ya do with the darn drummie's???
     
  15. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice job, looks great.
     
  16. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lokks great, good job and keep the q-view comin!!!!!!!
     
  17. twomill

    twomill Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    HMMMMMMM I like breasts.
     
  18. wingrider78

    wingrider78 Newbie

    Don't eat the dark meat, no since in buying the bird with more than just breasts. Besides, who wouldn't like breasts like these??? [​IMG]
     

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