Grande Yard Bird.........1st in the MES

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by daveomak, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One of my favorite meats.  Succulent, moist, smoked flavored, Grande Yard Birds.

    My bride has yard bird down to a science. Then she says, "Smoke it for a couple hours and I'll finish it in the oven".

    Her turkey is sooo good I thought, "here is my chance to goof it up".

    Brined over night. 24 hrs.

    Into the 250*F smoker with  1/2 alder/hickory for 2 hours

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    After the round tip, roast not cooking evenly, I tried to modify the tile from about 2 months ago. At least it broke so it was useable. The heat did distribute to the front left corner. Not enough of a test but it woked OK.

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    After 2 hrs in the smoker.....Oiled with ground nut oil and seasoned, into the oven at 325*F for about 3hrs until IT of 173*F. Then foiled in the roaster until supper.

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    At least I didn't screw the bird up. It was as moist as usual. I wasn't sure about the 2 hrs of smoke but, the smoke penetrated through the breast entirely. Must have been the oil and oven time that evened out the smoke and made it penetrate the meat. Smoke flavor was perfect and I have decided 2 hours for "ready to eat meat" is the perfect time for smoke.

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    And last but not least.....the bearcarver shot............The meat is not glazed.......it is that moist [​IMG]

    bib wearing moist.........damn.......the bride is good at turkeys......she's [​IMG]  in my book!!!!!

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    Enjoy, and Happy Fathers Day to all.
     
  2. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is one of the juiciest breasts I've ever seen[​IMG]

    The Bearview is great!

    Thanks for sharing

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  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The bride perfected turkey about 15 years ago. I deserve a medal for not screwing it up, by puting it in the smoker.

    I do not know how she does it, but it is always chin drippin' good. [​IMG]
     
     
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Gobble,Gobble!  [​IMG]
     
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      You are one lucky man  [​IMG]
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Man that is one juicy looking bird!   [​IMG]
     

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