Thanksgiving in May!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, May 28, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    First and foremost, a big Thank you to all of our current and past Military personnel.

    For this smoke I ran the GOSM @ 275*-280*. 12" AMNTS loaded with apple. Took approx 4 hours to hit the IT. Weather was rainy, and about 50*, 5-10 knots of wind.


    12" AMNTS fired up and burning away. I accidentally dumped the sand out of my water pan, so I did not have any for this smoke. The 18" AMNTS was in the smoker so I just left it there. It is sitting on a cast iron griddle that I use as a heat deflector. The foil pan was there to catch the drippings and also to protect the AMNTS from being dripped on. Later I added the veggies we roasted.


    If you look close you can see the TBS


    I brined the bird overnight in a concoction of apple juice, salt, brown sugar, bay leave, pepper corns, garlic. I didn't have time to air dry the bird so I just rinsed and then rubbed the bird down. Smoked Serrrano Salt, pepper, garlic and Italian seasoning.


    Veggies ready for the smoker.


    AMNTS pumping out the TBS, just put the veggies on.


    Done!!! Foiled in pan and let it rest for 45 minutes.





     

    Nice and moist!

     



    Enjoy!!!
     
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Bird, Sailor.  Need me some to help sleep [​IMG]
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very nice..................[​IMG]
     
  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome looking bird and fantastic Q-view!

    Congrats on the OTBS my friend!

    Bill
     
  5. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking turkey!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good Lookin' Bird, Sailor!!!

    Thanks for the Awesome Close-ups!!!

    Bear
     
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice, Sailor! Looks delicious!

    Red
     
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh yummmm.....all looks beautiful....and so juicy!  Money shots were dead on!

    Kat
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Leftover view!

    Turkey dumpling stew tonight!!!!



     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bill!! Congrats on the OTBS too!!!
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kat!! I need to see your big Memorial day smoke! Congrats on the OTBS!!!
    Thanks Old School! With two boys I usually don't need the turkey to get me to sleep!!!
    Thanks Boykjo!
    Thanks Woodcutter. Congrats on the OTBS!!!
    Thanks Bear, love close ups of good Q!
    Thanks Red! Congrats on the OTBS!!
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    The Best thing about turkey, LEFTOVERS!!!

     
  13. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    Oh man that looks delicious! I just put a 12 pound turkey in a brine. It's going on the smoker tomorrow! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks!! I'm sure yours will turn out great!
     
  15. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree with you about the leftovers. Yours sandwich looks very good!
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wait until you see tomorrows, Turkey pot pie!
     
  17. wjordan52

    wjordan52 Meat Mopper

    NC
    Great looking bird Sailor! The pan full of veggies is new to me... how'd they turn out?
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We do roasted veggies all the time wit hour cooks. They are Smokin Good!  I didn't put this batch in early enough so they took a bit more time to get done. Which was fine cause the bird rested a hour. If I'm doing a tri-tip or roast I put the veggies in at the same time. We also like to put beets, especially golden beets in there too. Usually whatever veggies I have goes in.
     
  19. Oh, yum. The thing about leftovers is you can make me continue to drool over them for several days after the smoke.
     
  20. wjordan52

    wjordan52 Meat Mopper

    NC
    That sounds almost as good as the turkey. Almost...
     

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