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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kees, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. kees

    kees Newbie

    hi there, i recently purchased a pellet grill and smoker and have not used it seriously yet. I am planning to smoke a turkey for x-mas. I have researched the brining and smoking processes and hope i am succesfull at it. I can hardly wait but it sounds like it is all a try it and try it again thing to perfect. Hope to be able to get tips and knowledge on here and answers to my newby questions. glad to be aboard.
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Kees! There's a lot of good info in the poultry section that might give you ideas for your turkey.
    Good luck with what ever you decide and take pictures for us.[​IMG]
     
  3. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum, Kees. It sounds like you may have gotten a Traeger smoker. If that's the case, you'll find they're great to smoke on. I think Big Al has one and he's a wealth of knowledge if you have any questions. Good luck on your smoke. I'm sure you'll do fine!
     
  4. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF kees. You've found the right place for help when you need it. Looking forward to seeing your posts. How about you take some pics of that turkey when you get it finished?? We love that Q-View.
     
  5. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
     
  6. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF kees!!!!

    Glad you found us! Enjoy!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF! There are several threads on smoking turkeys from the last few weeks. If you've read through those you'll do just fine.
     
  8. virgo53

    virgo53 Smoke Blower

    Even while your smoking it, if ya have questions get in here and ask, someone will assist. This place doesn't appear to sleep.
    24/7 support is what I have seen,

    Virgo
     
  9. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Kees, glad you are joining in.[​IMG]
    Do some reading, try your best and enjoy!
    If you need some advice during your process just post and someone here will pick up and help you.

    Good Luck
     
  10. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to oiur little corner of the web, Kees. Good luck on your Christmas bird. Lots of great info on brining and smoking is available here already, and plenty of helpful folks around to answer questions if you get hung up anywhere.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  11. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, and please feel free to ask any and all questions you mat have.
     
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Enjoy the forum!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  13. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF kees!!!
     
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF...and don't worry someone will have yer back! Enjoy!
     
  15. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard!

    One thing I noticed in your post is that you are planning on brining the turkey.

    Don't get a self basting turkey, etc. The bird will tell you if butter is injected, etc. and will usually say something like 8% liquid ingredients added, etc.

    Look for "natural", and you should see 3-5% added weight due to water from processing the bird. I guess all companies are different so it doesn't hurt to ask the butcher for an all natural bird so you can brine it.
     

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