Turkey Smoking Success

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tt ace, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. tt ace

    tt ace Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Tonight I had the ultimate compliment.  My inlaws, who normally want dark meat, went back for more white meat willingly and happyfully.  They said this was the best turkey they have ever eaten especially the white meat which they normally do not like.  I started yesterday with a marinade of white wine, garlic and herbs. This morning I followed with a coating of EVOO and my own Two Gray Hares Green Chili Rub on a 13 lb turkey.


    I then fired up the smoker to about 280 with a chip pan full mesquite and mixed fruit wood chunks.  The turkey smoked for about 3 1/2  hours at temps between 280-300.  I sprayed it twice with dry white wine when I replenished the chunks.  This was my first turkey smoke with this smoker and it finished earlier than I planned.  However, I put it in a foil pan and covered it.   The turkey was served about 3 hours later after reheating for a short while at 200. The skin came out with a good texture as well as an excellent flavor.


    This turned out to be one of the best turkeys I have ever eaten.  My wife and the inlaws said the same.  
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011
  2. That always makes u feel good. You work your azzzzz off to satisfy others and all you get from them is " it was good, thank you" but when they brag, then you know you scored. That type of responce is what keeps us smoking. SMOKE ON buddy and great job!!!
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You can't go wrong with a smoked turkey. Once you go over to the dark "or white side in your case" you won't go back. haha
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice work, turkey looks awesome! Now get use to your in-laws nominating you to cook the main course meal all the time!
  5. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking bird.
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like that bird came out Great and that Two Grey Hares Green Chili Rub is AWESOME!...JJ
  7. smokinal

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

    Well done! Impressed the in-laws!

  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks a great meal. did you smoke the neck as well ?
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats why we all smoke things isn't it. After all a face doesn't lie when they eat some good food. Great job on your bird.
  10. tt ace

    tt ace Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Yes, I smoked all the giblets.  Was a lot of work rolling them in the papers and getting them lit. [​IMG]   Of course my wife and I had to taste them.  They were great and gave a great hint of what was to come later.

    Thanks Chef JimmyJ.  I agree with you about the green chil rub.  The flavor has been beyond anything I ever expected.

  11. bigcase

    bigcase Smoke Blower

    Awesome!! Nice work.
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

  13. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    in-laws impressed is an automatic success for me lol. but very good color on the bird looks delicious
  14. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Sounds like a TOTAL success!  Impressing the In-laws is always a HUGE win![​IMG]

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