Giving Thanks

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by flareside92, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    This year I picked up 2 turkeys, a 23lb and 20lb. My wife thinks I'm nuts because for the first time it is going to be only her and myself and our daughter and her family of hubby and 2 children. I really didn't think they turkeys would fit in the Brinkman so I decided to fire up the monster.

    The turkeys were both brined for 24hrs and rubbed down with EVO and seasoned with Lawreys, garlic powder and onion powder. I figured there was enough salt in the brine that I didn't need to add more.

    Here's the twins all dressed and ready to go.


    On the smoker for 5.5hrs using maple and apple.

    I have some air leak issues that need tweaked but I could not seem to maintain steady temps. 200 one minute 170 the next,

    I added more wood then it went from 180 to 300.

    practice practice

    This is the result


    I tried this once before and the results were pretty good so I did it again.

    Smoked brussel sprouts.


    To make matters worse, I smoked the stuffing as well.


    Ill add more pictures when everyone gets here and the results are in.

     After a co-worker told me that he and his wife were dealing with her health issues and surgery last week, there will be only 1 turkey served this year.

    I am definitely not a master at this and never will be, but suddenly my turkey just got alot better.

    Thank you to everyone here that makes this place so awesome and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. smokinal

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

    Nice way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Your turkeys look fantastic!
  3. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower


    Didn't get all teh pictures loaded like I wanted but this was the first helping.


    Mashed taters and gravy, green bean casserole, strawberry salad, veggies and spinach dip, apple onion salad and of course turkey.

    I forgot the smoked brussel sprouts in the freezer.

    The dressing was a MAJOR fail! (wouldn't let the neighbors dog eat it)

    Desert: Pecan Pie


    Pumpkin Pie

  4. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    the turkeys looks great! i havent had brussel sprouts in over a year
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like everything came out great. 
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You got a nice color on the birds ,you put a great meal together .

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