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First smoked turkey, thanksgiving Qview

post #1 of 10
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Here are some pics of my thanksgiving adventure, have only done about 5 or 6 smokes and ventured into turkey for thanksgiving...glad I did.  It was juicy, tender, and full of awesome smoky flavor.  And cold leftovers were amazing too!

 

13lb bird went in around 10 or 11 am...

 

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About 6 hours later it hit the right temp and began to rest.

 

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Ready to be carved

 

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The breast

 

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The dark meat was unbelievable, it really took on the smoke very well.

 

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And the rest of the feast!

 

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The stuffing we made separately and in the oven, because I wasn't sure if it could go in the turkey for smoking, just worried about the raw poultry thing.  Is it safe to do?

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 10

The turkey looks perfect!

 

You really put together a nice Thanksgiving meal.

 

It's not recommended to put stuffing in a smoked turkey, especially if you have eggs & milk in it.

post #3 of 10

Fantastic looking Bird!!

 Do not try the stuffing in the turkey on a smoker.

 Just not high enough heat in a short enough time to be safe.

 

post #4 of 10

Your Turkey, Beautiful!...Putting Stuffing in it, BAD!...JJ

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Awesome, well, thanks for the info on the stuffing, good thing I didn't try it! Hahaha

post #6 of 10

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Nice spread if you ask me. I wouldn't mind sitting at that table.

post #7 of 10

great looking bird!

 

 

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Originally Posted by mballi3011 View Post

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Nice spread if you ask me. I wouldn't mind sitting at that table.


  Move over Mark, I want a seat drool.gif

 

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Haha, thank you guys, it was a great first experience!

post #10 of 10
looks great. nice color on those birds
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