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Another practice yard bird

post #1 of 11
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Hey there!  Just wanted to let you all know I am still learning and NEED practice!  My wife picked up a couple of turkeys and said that I will be smoking them for the WHOLE family next week!  There will be 30 or so people here...  little nervous.  Any way.  Here is what I have done so far..

I didn't brine this one.  I injected instead.  I know brine is better, may try Jeff's Cranberry-Pomegranet Brine for the next one.  I then coated with a homemade rub and olive oil.  Got my Chargriller SFB going at about 250* and its been hovering between 200-250 since.  Using hickory.  My only hope is that it comes out resembling something edible icon_lol.gif .  Any other suggestions or ideas??  Should I be adding moisture to this while smoking?  If so, what is the best way?

 

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post #2 of 11

Its looking good I'll look forward to more Qview

post #3 of 11

Your off & going friend. Maybe it the wings get a little to dark foil them for a great looking bird!!

post #4 of 11

Looking good! Keep up updated.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Well, after about 4 hours, I couldn't seem to keep the heat in my Chargriller... (No mods yet) So I pulled the bird, it was about 155* and put in the oven.  It crisped up well and I think it came out alright.  Not just real pleased, but my wife sure is and THAT is what is important! It wasn't too bad for my first whole turkey...

 

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P.S.  My birthday is the day after Thanksgiving, and I have my eye on a 30" MES @ Bass Pro.... We will have to wait and see biggrin.gif

post #6 of 11

Looks great grunt!

 

That MES at BPS on Black Friday is a great deal.

 

I have the 40" SS one, and I absolutely love it.

 

You got 4 hours of smoke on the bird, so it will still be delicious.

post #7 of 11

It looks great and if the wife is happy life is good PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

post #8 of 11

Great looking buzzard.

post #9 of 11

Grunt great practice run!  

 

In your one picture you have the exhaust vent nearly closed.  Keep your exhaust vent open.

 

Tip's Slaughterhouse brine works great too.

post #10 of 11

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Now thats some fine looking yard bird there.

post #11 of 11

I say nice job! points.gifYou can smoke a hundred of them and still looking for the magic chord.

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