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1st smoked turkey !!

post #1 of 14
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This is my 1st smoked turkey. I did some research and asked questions on this forum over the last several days. I started with a 9.5lb turkey and brined it in 1 gallon of water mixed with 1 cup salt - 1 cup white sugar - 1 cup brown sugar - 1 tblsp cure(pink salt).

It was in the brine for 2 days then I took it out dried it and seasoned the outside with cajun seasoning. It went in the smoker @ 225 deg with a mix of apple and hickory chips and I am now waiting for it to get done. I am guessing 5 hrs should do it ? The photos are before going in the smoker and after 2.5 hrs in the smoker. I will post pics of the final product when it is done.S__E261.jpgS__BA61.jpg   

post #2 of 14

Looks good,hope it taste as good as it looks.drool.gif

post #3 of 14
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Oh I forgot to mention that there is a beer can shoved up the rump with beer, worsteshire sauce, and spices in it.

post #4 of 14

I'm keeping an eye on this one, your gonna love it. thumb1.gif

post #5 of 14
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I am guessing about an hour to go. IT on breast about 160 IT on Thigh 155. I covered the wings with foil because they were getting a little dark.  Any Suggestions ??S__7E60.jpg

post #6 of 14

A little rub with butter, galic powder and soy sauce? 

post #7 of 14
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It came out wonderful. On the smoker for 5 hrs @ 250-275. The last 30 minutes I bumped up to 320 to crisp the skin. Taste is out of this world - This is will be a repeat !!!  1st pic is just out of the smoker -2nd pic is cut up ready to eat.S__B960.jpgS__D561.jpg 

post #8 of 14

Oh Yeah!!!!

 

That looks good!!!

 

Don't eat that all in one sitting !!!!

 

 

Thanks,

Bear

post #9 of 14

Awesome ! Great looking bird. Once you cure them you will always cure them. drool.gif

post #10 of 14

Looks delicious!!

 

  Craig

post #11 of 14

Yes it does. It looks absolutely delicious!

post #12 of 14
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Awesome ! Great looking bird. Once you cure them you will always cure them. drool.gif



Can you explain why this is?

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Can you explain why this is?


They have a hammy taste to them and are much more moist. Ask your butcher for some smoked cured turkey wings or legs and get a few. icon14.gif

 

post #14 of 14

good stuff

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