First Turkey for 2016 in the mini

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tropics, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Pulled an 8 lb. Hotel Style Turkey Breast out of the freezer, a few days back brined it yesterday almost 20 hrs. drained and put it on a rack to dry in the fridge 2 hrs.Lets start the mini

    Used 4 of the Weber starter cubes in the chimney

    just trying something here,I use my grill most times to start it



    Prep the Turkey with a splash of oil and dusted with rub



    So now time to dump the chimney in


    Let that run for 30 minutes and it was running 275* not bad being 35* outside

    temp dropped when I put the bird in but came back real quick to 300*


    Held temp for solid 3 hrs. 275* - 300*


    Took 3 1/2 hrs to finish at an IT of 174* F


    Skin nice and crispy,someone took the piece of skin off the back 


    Thanks for looking 

    Richie
     
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  2. tbern

    tbern Fire Starter

    Very nice, skin looks great!
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thank you my wife said it taste better then it looks LOL

    Richie
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Small get together at my house yesterday,I was able to get a pic of the Turkey


    Thanks for looking

    Richie
     
  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks perfect!!
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Mdboatbum Going to make some good soup later

    Richie
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious Richie! That carcass will make some good stock!

    Al
     
  8. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That looks great! Love the color! As if I do not have enough toys to smoke on, I might just have to convert my smokey Joe to a mini eventually haha. Do you think at temps like 275-300 the mini gives you crispy skin because the turkey is closer to the heat source?
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Al Have that baby simmering now,keeps the broth nice and clear.

    Richie
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I don't eat the skin,my wife said it was rubbery.I would have to guess 350* or more to crisp the skin

    Richie
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Ritchie, can you say perfection? I knew you could.

    Points for one the best looking turkey skins I've seen.

    Disco
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco thank you the mini seams to make doing Turkey or Chicken look nice.My MES would always make them darker.Thanks for the point I appreciate it.

    Richie
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Glad I saved some of the soup,going to need it this weekend.

    Richie

     

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