biggest bird yet

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by gypsyseagod, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wallyworld has turkeys on sale for $.78 per lb.so i got a 17lb bird.[​IMG]this will be the largest bird i havesmoked sofar.. lets see if i can screw this 1 up.[​IMG]
     
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have total faith in ya bro!![​IMG]
     
  3. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Check this out!!

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  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that's a "Big bird" !![​IMG]
     
  5. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You'll do fine.
     
  6. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We have faith in you. You'll do fine ..
     
  7. Good luck on your cook and please let us know how it turns out. I've been thinking about doing a smoked turkey myself. Keep us informed. I'm sure there are others who will gain from this. Smoke on[​IMG]
     
  8. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    Good Luck! Just keep an eye on your temps and you'll do just fine.
    Enjoy.
     
  9. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Gypsy, after you cook it and if you don't think it turned out to your likeing, I'll send you a BIG OLE box to fill up for me. After seeing your Q-View of other things, even your not so good stuff has got be be great. But I'm not going to hold my breath for the box, I know you'll do a good job.YOU DA BBQ MAN!!
     
  10. billybones

    billybones Smoke Blower

    17 lbs??? Wow, that's a huge bird. Not to be a buzzkill, but isnt that way too big to slow smoke? Or are you going to cook it with a wood smoker?
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gypsy, as much time as you've spent on the open seas, you'll find a way to make it work. Keep the Faith!
     
  12. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Be sure and post pics. I'm sure you'll do fine, from what i've read on here smokin is in your blood.[​IMG]
     
  13. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Gypsy no biggie! You can do it. You gonna keep it whole or split it down the back? You brining it? I'd keep that birdy up to about 325 to 350 steady and inject it with margarine and your favorite spices. ENjoy hon!
     
  14. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ya can slow smoke anything.... just go low & slow- for me, i'll do this bird @ 300ish until internal reaches 160 then foil it & set it_ it'll raise to 170 @ least in an aluminum pan w/ triple foil- i may even do the final 30-45 mins in the oven @ 375 to get the skin crispy.since it's just us 2 here(plus her highness ms. chubbles Mcfussybutt)- she gets a leg(both) then we may send out to mail plates. i may pick up another to do for the homeless dinner.. to be done w/ my fatty sausage/crawfish stuffing,greenbean casserole, garlic whipped taters,homemade crescents,and kahlua/amarettod fudge cheesecake w/ oreo crust. oh yeah- and the cowboy's game....
    p.s. - oh yeah billy bones i only do wood. for this hickory,mesquite,& peach
     
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Sounds good Gyspy! I'll take mine without the crawfish though ... [​IMG]
     
  16. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yes i know.... i gotta mend if ya were coming- no shellfish crustaceans(oh i can spell big words too...)
     
  17. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    If it slows too much, I say smoke for a few hours, then finish in the oven. It'll turn out great. I smoked a brined turkey for work last year and it was a hit. It just sucked smoking a turkey all night, then taking it to work the next morning at 530!
     
  18. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    well owning a couple brink sfb snp's ya can't can't just l;leave them overnight.. so i thought i'd start by 4 am(that a 2am wake up) smoke it until 150 & finish in the oven if need be- either way it'll be done by 2 pm cause kickoff is around 3 or 4pm. and yes... on the boat i have woke @ 2am to do breakfasts & desserts- there's no clock ona boat... and it don't rain on a boat- i can sleep any time i have time... so it's all relative....long as i get to see the game lol....
     

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