Sunday Turkey And First Time to Try the AMNPS

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bdskelly, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My AMNPS came in this week. And I'm excited to take it out for a spin tomorrow. The tray came preloaded with pellets and Todd threw in a bag of Oak pellets with the deal. I also ordered a few pounds of the "Pit Master Choice".

    I gave some thought which meat I'd smoke first with the AMNPS. In the end I thought turkey would make a good poolside meal for the 103 degree temps we are expecting tomorrow.   14.5 pounds.

    Brian

     
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All sick around here this weekend but I have been thinking turkey for a few weeks now. I really believe its my favorite smoke. It so versatile, and there is not too much of it, so you run out while still wanting more. Whomever sold use that turkey on Thanksgiving only idea was totally wrong in my book.

    So what time will it be done, and do ya want me to bring ice AND beer?

    PS do yourself a favor, run out and get a cheap butane torch to light it with!
     
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  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Foam

    I've got plenty of ice and beer so just bring your swim trunks.   I should expect you could be over around 2pm tomorrow for 3pm turkey.

    Note Torch sitting on my old 6 Burner.  BearCarver warned me about needing heavy artillery for the light.  Just can't find my welders helmet! LOL

     
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  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new toy... you'll love it. Post that Turkey cook... I'm waiting . . .[​IMG]
     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL. Oldschool. Youve seen me post a turkey smoke a time or two. But if ya want it posted I'll be more than happy to do it.
    Might be fun watching me fire up the new gizmo. B
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We all love q - view.
     
  7. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since its summertime, I'm going to stuff this bird with citrus and apple. That should make for a nice refreshing taste on a hot Sunday. 

     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Carefully separate the skin from the breast and insert butter and the rub. 

     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Insert plenty of butter and rub to insure your gobbler won't dry out. 

     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fill the birds cavity with more rub and then the fruit.  Lightly coat the outside of the bird with extra virgin olive oil and powder liberally with your rub.  This turkey will sit in the refrigerator overnight.  In the morning i'll inject it just before i put it on the grate. 


    Lets hope I can keep that AMNPS burning tomorrow!

    B
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is looking great! Please, more Qview.

    Disco
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your stuffing a smoked turkey?
     
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At 7am I inject the Turkey. We let sit just a bit as I prep the smoker.  On to the patio! B

     
  14. Looking good so far!

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Okay. I'm going to start my new AMNPS for the first time. Exciting right? Ive got great suggestions from my friends here.  In addition, Todd included good instructions that are easy to understand a straightforward.

    Step one "The fun part".  

    Take out the torch and insert a LOW flame into the hole.


    Step two. Make sure that you have the end of the opening completely lit. 


    Step Three.  Blow on the end of the AMNPS to make the embers glow and then allow to burn outside the smoker for ten minutes. 


    Step Four. After ten minutes of burning I blow on the AMNPS again.  The entire end is glowing.  I'm assuming that it is well lit and I place it on the lower cross bar support on my MES 40.

    I already like the thin blue smoke this gizmo is producing. Producing that quality of smoke wasn't always easy to achieve with the MES burner. BUT... this baby has hours to go yet. So we will see.

     
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  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Turkey is now on the grate. I'm using my Maverick 732 to monitor internal Breast Temp and the Temp of the smoker.  I'm using the MES probe in the thigh just as a second check. The smoker is set for 250 degrees. I'll take the bird off when the breast temp hits 165 degrees. B

     
  17. That's it! Your good to go. I remove the chip burner and pull the chip loader out about a inch or so. Top vent wide open.

    Your going to love the AMNPS

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  18. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2 hours in and I'm getting a constant stream of Thin Blue Smoke with no fuss. Heck by now if I were using the MES tray I would have loaded the hopper a time or two.  I'm starting to warm up to this new toy. B

     
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  19. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Everything is looking Good Brian!!!
    That new toy is going to be your best friend!!!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! That turkey will be fantastic!
     

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