On my quest to conquer all things bbq thanksgiving was the perfect opportunity to try smoking a turkey. I used an apple juice based brine for this bird and it turned out awesome.
The whole process with all the pictures is available here:
Brining process: http://notomatoesbbq.blogspot.com/2010/11/turkey-time.html
But here is the final product, I wish I had more pictures of the finished bird but it was pretty much destroyed by my family once it was carved up. It started out as oh let me try a piece, Hey me too! then another and another.... etc... I was left with one single leg for leftover which I basically had to smuggle out of the house.
24 hours later time for a rinse
rinsed and rubbed, just needs some smoke now.
here we go, cooked it at 350* and it took about 2.5 hours to get to 165* internal in the breast. It came out way juicier than I expected. When I first saw the busted skin on the breast I thought I really messed up but thankfully I was wrong!
Thanks for looking!!!
oh and on a side note the skin was awesome!!!!
Edited by irie - 11/28/10 at 11:43am