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Happy Turkey Day - From WV

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First post to this forum and new to the smoking game.  Was unsure that I want to get a smoker but as the weather got colder and my desire for all things meat, I took the plunge,  I bought a MES 30 and it arrived with the larger smoke box so I was set to go.  Started simple with a couple of whole chickens, 1 beer can and 1 not.  Both turned out perfect.  Then a pork butt since it seemed to be forgiving if you are patient.  Some country style ribs just for fun and now, I am hitting the Turkey for today (beercan style).  I did one yesterday to make sure I had it down.  I brined the first one for 24 hrs in a simple salt/sugar with bay, black pepper and some orange juice.


1.5 hours into the smoke using AMNPS with Apple pellets


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Here is the finished bird




I am a researcher and this forum has been a wonderful resource and I have to say, with all of the information available ,everything has turned out great.  The only thing is that the breast was not as moist as the chicken I had done before.


Look forward to the second turkey that is on today.  Here is a quick look from this morning.  This one was brined with the same as above however, I loaded the drip pan with some extra beer from the inserted beer can.


Loading it up into the MES with AMNPS with apple.


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This one is about 2 hours into the smoke



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Just wanted to introduce myself and wish everyone a good Turkey Day.  We all have something to be thankful for and I have more than most.

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Here is the final result from today's smoke.  Thanks for all of the help from this forum.  This little bird was decimated at dinner by my loving and hungry family.  Maybe this thread should be moved to the Roll Call forum since it is my first post.



post #3 of 7

Welcome to SMF!


That's a great looking turkey!


Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

post #4 of 7

Looks great!!





This site has tons of info.

I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



      Make bacon the easy way!!


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Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.


You are going to fit in just fine...


Looks great!!

post #6 of 7
Welcome to the site and congrats on the excellent looking bird, happy smoking!
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